I'm starting out at 22. I've been in the military and have had some real world experience. Engineering is something that I've always wanted to do but never thought I was smart enough even though I got fantastic grades in high school. I was usually the smart one in my classes but most of the engineers I have met make me feel inferior. I hear dozens of stories about people weeding out and the attrition rate being of the highest out of all college majors, Normal to feel this way? My grandfather was a software engineer for boeing. He did it for 20 years and he keeps telling me it is all in your head and he knows I have the intelligence for it. I just feel like I have been out of eduction for too long now. I'm ready to give it all I got but I just can't help but think this is a pipe dream.