Hi guys, this is my first ever post on here, I'm a complete n00by, but anyway, heres my problem. I'm 20 years old, I live in the UK, and things like Physics aren't really taught in our schools at all, so its very hard to even think about taking it up as a career. I'm a chef by profession. I absolutely love science, but I'm not too keen on maths, I also love to work with computers and to solve problems, but here is MY problem that I can't seem to solve. Lately, in the past year or so, I have taken such a massive interest in physics, (quantum physics especially!- Parallel Universes, etc), I have always been hugely interested in space, and the wonders it brings with it. I really want to get into physics, and spend the rest of my life burried in a little lab working out such things like "what on earth is dark matter?! and and does string theory really tie everything with everything?!" but at the moment, I can't seem to get my interest past my immagination, nobody in my family has particular interest in these things, and when I try and talk to people about science and physics, they all just switch off! I understand you must have certain degress and qualifications, but I just really need help with where I go from here?!, who do I talk too about these things, and am I really smart enough to delve into physics, or am I just going to be a hobbyist who loves space? cheers guys and gals!