How many among us have ended up in careers we didn't originally set out to do as college students?
I sure didn't. And I couldn't be happier.
So why do we expect our college freshmen - or even our college seniors! - to know EXACTLY what they are going to do with their lives?
People's interests, skills, and ambitions evolve in tandem with and in response to experiences that happen over time.
If you're a parent with a young adult still in the process of discerning an academic or professional path, just remember how few of us ended up doing what we initially set out to do.
And in most cases, wasn't that for the best?