Not so long ago, in 10th grade, I announced to my family that I didn't want to go to college (how silly of me). Two years later, I was hunting for a college I could apply to in order to start my education in either Modern Languages or Creative Writing. My parents and I could not find a college that was either close enough or well enough in my degree. That's how I ended up applying to Florida State University for a bachelor's degree in Creative Writing.
Moving forward, three or four years later, I was transferring to the FSU main campus to complete my bachelors, from there on, my plan was to go to graduate school for a masters and Ph.D. in Creative Writing. However, as time passed, I realized I didn't want to do that; in fact, I thought I didn't need a masters degree with a creative field. I still searched for graduate schools because it's never a bad idea to expand your education. My search was hard; I was feeling conflicted towards what I should pursue my master degree in.
I had, after all, started a minor in films and I wanted to go from there. I had decided to be not only a writer but also a film producer, so I felt I should get my masters in film. In the end, I applied for a creative writing MFA program that also included screenwriting.
Sadly, I didn't manage to be accepted into the program, but that ended up being a good thing. Why? As the day of my graduation approaches, I made the final decision of pursuing a bachelor's degree in film before I move on to a higher level of education. I don't think that girl in 10th grade was expecting all of the events I mentioned to come true.
In life, there is only so much you can control. It's good to have a plan and know what you want to do in your future. However, you should be aware that they are bound to change since we, as humans, change too with the passing of time. You might not have planned on falling in love and marrying in five years, and yet somehow you ended up there. Or maybe you didn't plan on leaving your hometown, but your goals took you to places you never thought of going to.
Do not be afraid of adapting your plan to the direction life is pointing you to. It might be scary because it's out of your 'safe route' but you can always go back to it if it all fails, though I don't think it will because the changes start based on what you want deep down.