I've loved writing my entire life. When I got to college I thought I'd study something practical so I could get a job right out of college. It seemed safe and easy. I guess that's why I was so unhappy with the path I chose for myself.
I look back now and I'm so happy that I chose to risk it all by changing majors, staying a fifth year in school, and putting my entire career on the back of my untested love of writing. It was the best decision I've ever made.