Wanted to be a pilot when I was at High School.Wrote to BA
and The Royal Air Force etc.BA did their best to put applicants off(or so it seemed!),saying the usual 'only 1 out of every 100 applicants make it as a BA
pilot'..blah blah.This really did discourage me from pursuing my 'career'.The RAF on the other hand were superb!They positively encouraged youngsters to look for a a career with them.By this time,I wanted to be an air traffic controller(God only knows why!!!!)
and gained the relevant qualifications,only to be deterred by the fact that I would need to move to West Drayton(400 miles away) to train.I did not want to leave home,so this was abandoned too!Little did I realise that I would leave home to live/work in London for 15 years not long after,so,plenty of regrets there.
I wish you well in your new education.Go for it!!