Is leaving full time work to go to university wise? When you don’t know what to study?

A little bit of background, I did well in school. Mostly As, Bs and the odd C. I applied for uni because I felt like that’s what I was supposed to do even though I had no idea what I wanted to do in the future. So I applied, got all unconditional offers, accepted a place, then deferred it to the next year & withdrew before going because I was unsure about it.

The next year I applied again and went to study history. I dropped out after 3 months because I didn’t know what I wanted to do or if I actually wanted to go and just felt really pressured by everyone.

2019 is when I dropped out, it’s now 2022, I’ve got a full time job in Sales & Marketing but I don’t make a lot of money and I feel stuck in this job. I love it but it’s a really negative environment.

I’ve been considering going to uni. I feel like I’ve had more time to explore my interests and different job opportunities but I can’t decide if it would be a good idea and I’m torn between degrees.

My passion is anything ancient history, archaeology, biological anthropology related but it’s not easy to find a job in this field where I live. And if I were to do a biological anthropology course I’d have to move even further and pay to do it (I live in Scotland where you get free education). Also, I enjoy the marketing parts of my job and have been considering doing some kind of marketing degree. It would be more practical but I am worried I would end up hating it and wanting to leave again. I’m not great with computers or business related topics but what I DO actually do at work is good.

I guess I’m just looking for opinions. Uni also means moving, my boyfriend is very willing to come with me, but I’d be so broke…but I kind of am anyway. I love the little house I rent so I’d be so sad to leave it and it would mean during the holidays when I visit home I’d have to stay with my parents again who have taken away my bedrooms obviously as I’ve moved out and live with my boyfriend…
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Main reason I want a degree/better education is to allow me to get better paid jobs in the future. My sister is studying to be an accountant, my boyfriend is studying to do IT stuff, and I would love to have a good income. I struggle with money at the moment so it’s my dream to be comfortable.
Is leaving full time work to go to university wise? When you don’t know what to study?
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