I have studied French and Comparative Literature at Århus University in Denmark and I got my degree in 1981, but found the employment prospects at the time fairly gloomy. Therefore I changed course and took most of an economical degree (HD), and later on I found employment as an IT consultant. However in 2006 I decided to relearn my 'lost languages' - basically the Germanic and the Romance languages plus Latin. Right now (mid 2008) I'm trying to add Modern Greek and Russian, later to be followed by the other Slavic languages.
It is really due to a beginner's error that my name page got the name "Editing Word lists ("Iversen's method")", but it is not totally off the mark. I see word acquisition as the most time consuming part of learning a language, and the use of word lists is a splendid way to learn a lot of words fast.