Some people know right from the get go what they want to do with their lives. I was never one of them. A lack of formal education has meant I now work in a job working with intellectually retarded (I mean that in a broad sense) people and for low pay. I'm not (seriously) complaining, mind you. Having a relatively secure job (and a lot of hard work, planning, and self-discipline) has helped pay for my home unit- of which I am merrily spending a squillion on prettying up.