Me, too. Now.
It took me awhile to get to that point, though.
I've always been a hard worker, no matter what I was doing.
That's one thing. I've never had any problem working back to back double shifts, working ten hours straight without a break, whatever.
I have a lot of energy, and I don't sleep much.
And I feel that whatever you're doing, time will pass faster and you'll feel better if you throw yourself into it and work as hard as you can at it. That includes menial labor like dishwashing and cooking for minimum wage (I've also done my share of that, both before and after my stint in AE).
As I've gotten older, I've come to see that these qualities- being reliable, energetic, hardworking, and motivated, rarely missing work- are worth a lot to employers, because not all or even most employees possess them.
If you get a foot in the door and have a chance to prove yourself to employers, you can go far in just about any field with nothing but a lot of energy and a willingness to learn.
I guess in this economy, though, getting a foot in the door is the main problem, for a lot of people.