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Choosing A University And Choosing A Path In LIfe

11/04/2013 14:16 BST | Updated 11/06/2013 10:12 BST

I remember being asked the question by the guidance councilor, and principal, and vice principal and music teacher at my high school. "What university are you applying to, and what are you going to study?"

I knew video games and girls was the wrong answer to their questions, but at 14 years old that's the answer to everything. Depending on the program you wanted to apply to, you had to take different courses as early as the next school year, and all universities have slightly different expectations and requirements to enter the same programs.

I decided that I was going to go into business school and started taking courses that the university required. I was thrilled when I was accepted and breathed a sigh of relief.

However, during my first year into my business program, I realized that this wasn't for me. I learned that this wasn't where I wanted to be and found that I wasn't being as creative as I wanted to be. Then came the big question, "What do I do from here?" The guidance councilor, principal, vice principal and music teacher didn't talk about this part of the ride. What happens when you change your mind about what you want to do with the rest of your life? No big deal, right? RIGHT?!

What I found out in the process of changing universities and moving from business school into studying English literature, is that there are more people that end up changing their focus in life then I originally thought.

I wasn't the only one who changed his mind from when he was 14, go figure! Nothing is ever written in stone, nothing can be that definite because we all change as people every day, whether we like it or not. Branching off of that last point, I learned that change is not a bad thing.

Yes, it can be really scary and in those moments when you need to make a decision, those decisions can feel like a lead-weight on your shoulders. However, going off into uncharted territory, making a change for the better, for you, can often times be a really rewarding experience. Even if everyone around you is happy with where they are, if you're not happy, then make the change.

At the end of the day you're head can mess you up sometimes, constantly planning and making fall back plans for your fall back plans. When it comes to making decisions for yourself, you can never go wrong listening to your heart. I mean, sure, it can be a little emotional sometimes but chances are it won't let you down and even if it does, you can always make a change!