I finally have a plan.
The major part of this plan is to return to university and take some science classes, culminating in a science degree. The second part...is not fully thought out, thus far.
Truth be told, the first part isn't either. I've been meeting with advisors, and I'm planning this grand return, but I have yet to make a decision regarding what I want to major in. There are a few options. I have a large interest in a wide spectrum of science, but some, like robotics aren't feasible. That would essentially be another four year degree, and who knows if at the end of all things I'd be happy.
So what I'm looking at is assorted Zoology degrees, including one that focusses on Ecology and Evolution, and Physics. With these two, and who knows, maybe a masters or doctorate down the road, I think that I am aimed in the right direction.
This isn't to say that I'm giving up on my ambitions of becoming a writer. Hardly. But sometimes, life isn't easy, and it certainly doesn't travel in a straight line. It spirals wildly and then climbs through strange plains.
And on those plains, that's where you build your secret laboratory.