let me get to the point. I'm in my early 30s, and want to change my life around, but I'm not sure where to start or what I want to do, or even what I'm realistically capable of doing at this age.
The long story?
Went to college, studied biology, struggled through it and landed a less than stellar (3.1 GPA). Worked and studied all the time, so I never did the networking that I learned one has to do to land a job or medical school admissions. The most I've done were summer research internships, where I realized that the only reason I went the premed route was to make my parents happy.
Graduated undergrad, but didn't find a job in the field, so I've worked in nightlife for the past decade. Started off pretty crappy, low pay, crappy venues, and dealt with homelessness for a while.
Three years ago, things started to change. I've been working in high-end venues, and with tips, I've been making around $80-120k, saved around $200k, and have been trying to network with as many successful individuals as possible. I've recently come to contact with a lot of finance people, and have become very interested in the field. I feel like I have enough money to go back to school, but up to now, I've had absolutely nothing I've been passionate about until now.
As to whether a career in finance is possible at this point, I would love an honest, brutal, response. If finance is not possible, what other fields are great and rewarding for someone who loves mathematics, computers (still teaching myself to code), and problem solving?
Apologies if it seems I'm all over the place. I'm just a bit overwhelmed with the content here.
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