Viewing myself as “not sciencey”, I ditched science after year 11 in favour of the humanities at school/uni. However, returning to uni later to study a geology BSc, I was completely surprised by how intuitive (and FUN) physicochemical concepts were to understand, even as a mature student with no prior science education! I got to study meteorites as a postgrad, and I’m currently undertaking a volcanology PhD. I’m continually enamoured by the people I meet and the experiences I get to have as a geologist! My life has been completely and unexpectedly changed by this new trajectory.