I turn 33 in a few. I have not really worked hard since high school ended for me in 1997. I worked semi hard in undergrad and gradauted in 2001 with an eclectic mix that left me little in the way of skills. I wasted away 2002-3. I did nothing, spent all that I earned. 2004-another waste, but i saved $4000. 2005-8, I got a scientific masters degree. Again, nothing in the way of practical or applicable skills really as this was an academic subject. 2008-10--i was unemployed and lived hand-to-mouth. needless to say adios to the $4000 i saved up. 2010- present---i am working a dead-end job in my "scientific field", but I get paid jack shit. i am overqualified for the job nonetheless. Summer 2011--I am thinking of doing a professional masters degree which would lead to a definite job with a path to a lifelong career. Am I too old to be doing this? Should I just let life take care of itself? I am tired and not really interested in anything anymore, like I once was.