1) Did I have a choice in becoming a student of journalism?
2) Did you have a choice in the matter of reading this blog?
3) What's the big idea here?
Questions 1 and 2 I don't the answers to because 19 is too young. The answer to the third question is obtainable only because it would take the most parsimonious theory to answer.
The big question here is are you in control of your life?
It's a matter of perception. It is impossible to filter and control every sudden thought and action. But what you do have for certain is a limited mastery of perceiving your surroundings. You have the freedom to react.
It's time to stop being sedated by the thought that the knotted rope hanging from your dreams is too wide for your hands to grasp. If you believe in a dream whole-heartedly then your hands will grow. If you can open your eyes and visualize where the rope will lead you then you can travel there. Perception is the key.
It basically comes down to the law of attraction. Whatever you aspire for in life has a better chance of happening if you constantly put yourself in the position to attract that aspiration. Start by simply thinking about what you desire in life. Be precise. From here on out, only react to your surroundings in a manner that will lead you to your desire. Once you perceive that you are the center of everything then you can attract anything you can visualize.