You say the mind wanders as if it is a thing. The brain is constantly processing sensations, thoughts, and feelings that arise from the One Field of Awareness. You are aware of these and put your attention on one after another without using your will to focus the attention on only one thing such as the breath. The mind is simply the activity of Awareness. Can you become aware of your awareness? Do so with curiosity and intention and we dare say you will begin to find a modicum of peace not to mention a Whole new world.
You are so very loved.