It never hurts to try....

Is my motto. That, and 'never be afraid to ask questions.'

Have been conversing with a microbiology professor, and god bless her heart, she is pointing me in the right directions in terms of my options for learning/courses/areas of study.

Also: DARPA's sciences division is comprised of elitist academic douchebags, and if they don't widen the fucking scope of at the very least their think tanks, they're gonna miss out on some great opportunities. 

(Watch me be rewarded with a research grant from them in 5)

Have been contacting folks across the country to ask questions & start a discourse- because it never hurts to try, and never be afraid to ask questions.

Began re-learning Spanish, Arabic will start in winter.

Goals can be met. Gotta stay on your grind, results will happen.