I have a collection of rather pointless degrees and qualifications, in English, art history, linguistics, teaching, "human intelligence protocols," debriefing, hostage negotiation. When trying to choose what the hell to do for grad school, I very nearly decided to study brewing science instead of linguistics. But did not.
And nearly all of my decisions have been wrong.
I have earned my living variously as a teacher temp carpenter cook boatbuilder soldier newspaper reporter sandwich artist intelligence asset wall street type photocopier-delivery-guy salad boy...
And I could also tinker lamps & knives & pots wherever I went. Still can.