UX researcher and designer, ADESA twitter.com/msnaema
Simply put, get out of your own way. Being a person who loves to learn, I believed I needed advanced degrees to do what I wanted career-wise. However, you can be a life-long learner without having to go back to school. Teach yourself. Watch conference lectures and YouTube tutorials. Read articles, read books. But most importantly: MAKE! Go for what you want; you may be pleasantly surprised.