My name is Alex, and my dream is to become a theoretical physicist. I know that is probably very vague, so let me clear it up a bit. I love the universe. I think the universe is the most amazing place, just because of how weird it can be. I really can't get enough of it. I would spend hours talking to this guy I knew about the universe. We would just throw theories back and forth, talk about ones that have already been proposed, or just revel at the marvel of the universe. Eventually one day he suggested to me that I should look into theoretical physics, since when we would talk, most of the talking was me bouncing theories off of him. I could go on about this, so let me just get to what I'm asking for here. I figure that being dishonest now would obviously provide me with inaccurate information from you guys, so here we go. I dropped out of high school in the 9th grade (at my age I should have been in 11th grade). It's not because I was dumb, I was just INCREDIBLY lazy. I know now that it was a mistake, but at this point it's too late to worry about it. I can either regret if for the rest of my life, or do something about it. I'm studying to get my GED, so that's me doing something about it. Another problem with me, is that I tend to over think things, and then end up not doing anything just from how complicated I've made a simple thing. So that's why I've come here, for a little push in the right direction. As you can see, my interest is the universe and all its weirdness. I figured that I should be a theorist in astrophysics to achieve what I want? If I can get some feedback on this that would be great. I may not have much knowledge in math or the other subjects I will need to reach this goal at this moment, but I have the passion. I met this guy when I was 16 (I am 18 now), and ever since then my passion to do this has grown exponentially. However hard it may be doesn't bother me, I'm sure I can do it. Before posting this I read some threads around here, that say to do this you'd not only need the smarts, but the passion to do it, and believe me, I've got the passion part down.