I absolutely hated learning languages in school and sucked greatly at it. But as it turns out I absolutely love learning new languages by direct experience.
I studied theoretical physics & philosophy of physics, mainly because I thought I should start my quest for knowledge somewhere I thought physics would be to hard to study on my own by reading library books... Now I'm working in the financial sector, mainly because I needed a job and like to work in a fast-past environment. I also wanted to get familiar with the financial system.
At the moment I would not be able to tell where I will be and what I will be doing in two years time, but being only 24 that's probably how it should be.