I have a plan.
Step 1: Get accepted into a junior college and study Anthropology or a related field. I'm looking particularly at Langara College in Vancouver because they have a really interesting classics program.
Step 2: Get really good grades so I can qualify for scholarships and financial aid. At the same time, take whatever opportunities I can to get arcaheolgical field work expierience in the summer semesters and sign up for MatadorU's travel writing class. I shoudl also learn a second language (One of the Germanic labnguages or one of the Romance languages) if at all possible, to widen my choices of schools later on.
Step 3: Get my Associates Degree and apply to a four year school in Europe to study arcaheology. I'm thinking currently of prgrasm that will allow me to focus on neolithic to late medieval arcaheology, a minor in forensic anthropology would be really useful. Again, I need to try and get as much field expierience as possible or an internship with a museum.
Step 4: Graduate! Spend at least one year just doing field work and one year working at a museum. this shoudl give me all the experience I need to decide if graduate school is right for me or if there are other things I want to pursue now that I ahve the education and expeirience to do them.
My dream isn't cheap and it's rather open-ended, but the best dreams always are. I'm saving what money i can and hoping I won't need student loans, but there's lots of expenses i can see occuring that scholarships and financial aid and part-time jobs just won't cover. I hope you'll consider helping me out.