I don’t regret my education, but sometimes I feel betrayed by the teachers and adults in my life who were always telling me I couldn’t do this or that, that I had to take the safe route or I’d wind up a stripper with no dental insurance. I have a degree in Web Design but the programmer working next to me didn’t finish freshman year in high school. I think that’s pretty awesome. And hearing stories like yours is inspiring. It’s not about education, or even talent - it’s about hard work, self education, and practicing to become talented. And once you reach a certain level, people will acknowledge your skill, degree or not.