"Stay focused!" That's what I'd say if I could go back and sit down with my 9, 12, or 15 year old self. Look at your natural skills, the gifts that 'come easily,' for clues about who you are and what you can do successfully. If you love to read, look at paths that allow you to do that, to work with various materials, to teach others to read. If you love to write, consider the MANY paths for writers. Be willing to imagine ALL KINDS of ways to do what you love, what 'comes easily,' what is 'natural' for you. That is where, when, and HOW you will find your professional bliss!