Ok, I am currently in my third year at Purdue right now, and I still don't know what I want to do with my life. haha. It's starting to worry me. Up until recently I had literally no idea. I starting in management because it's so broad, and then went to Building Construction Management because I thought I might like it and had some very slight experience with it working with my dad. During my BCM time I had to take physics, and one thing led to another and now I've taken a physics course three semesters in a row now, including the Engineers/Science major's first physics class because I found out i liked it so much. When I was younger I loved science stuff, but never imagined it as a job (probably because my dad was a business man, so it seemed off limits.... not like it was a real job or something). I was also extremely curious about how things worked and had a ton of interests. I didn't take basically any science in high school, so these physics classes were pretty surprising to me when I found out how much I liked it, and remembered how I was when I was younger. Now I don't really know what to do. BCM is just "blah" to me right now. I don't really want to do that. I really like the physics I've been doing so far, and I've actually been looking at physics stuff outside of class, which for any other subject I've taken is crazy.... lol. So I've seriously considered going into Physics. I don't really know what jobs are like in the Physics field. I know I would have to go through grad school, and I'm fine with that if it's what I decide to do. One job I kinda know about is a professor, and that is actually kind of appealing to me. I really like helping people (I want to make a difference in the world somehow at some point), I love talking to people about the stuff I know about physics when they don't, so they get excited about it too, I would like to have other professors around interested in the same things, and all sorts of stuff. But I don't know. I also heard that tenure positions (which I would want, obviously), is very competitive, and would take a lot of work. Now, if physics was all I was interested in I would go for it because I would be doing the only thing I loved all the time. But I like to to TONS of stuff, so I want to have a life outside of work too... I really like cars and working on/racing mine. I really like planes of all sorts and want to get my license eventually (and anything else that comes from that). I really like playing guitar, and I won't be giving that up. I like lifting and staying in shape, and I don't think I could give that up either. I like video games and reading every now and again... and basically a whole bunch of other stuff. So I want to love what I do, but also have time for a ton of other stuff I like doing too. I really really like physics so far, but I don't know if it's a good career choice for me. I don't know what jobs are available, and I know being a professor is very competitive. I have thought about physics, or maybe some engineering (seeing how I like cars and aircraft so much). What do you think? Do you have any ideas or advice for me? Anything at all would be appreciated. Thanks :D PS, I'm down in Ft. Myers right now, and I was at a restaurant eating at 7:41 the other day when I realized the shuttle was launching at 7:43, so I ran out the door and ran out back, jumped on top of a 6 foot wall that was around their garbage dumpster, and looked out east or north east. About a minute after I jumped up there I saw the shuttle launching like 200 miles east... Sundown was at 7:37, so it was perfect timing...... it was awesome. First time I've ever seen that, and it was amazing... The trail behind it started out grey down low below, then turned orange because of the sun and finally turned white up near the top. After it went up a ways you could see little dots of light fall slowly away from it.... It was one of the coolest things I've ever seen and I promised myself on the spot I would see another one of those up closer some day... haha. Anybody else see it?