Every person has her or his own path. People have their own personal unique pace. What's right for one person may not be right for anyone else.
Sometimes it helps to follow the example of someone else's path. Sometimes life rewards us for carving our own through the bushes.
I've learned through my own experiences that life is unpredictable. I went into college with the intent to study Computer Science, but proudly graduated with a Sociology degree. There were times I doubted I'd ever find true love, but it eventually found me. In my experience, it has paid to be as prepared as possible, but that didn't stop my life line from twists, turns, detours, and derails. I must say that I have been pleasantly surprised over the years, which I use to remind myself to always have hope. I can't foretell the future specifically, but I know it'll be a great one.
Wherever your line may lead, know that it's perfectly fine. It's as the popular aphorism from Battlestar Galactica says, "Just because you don't know your direction, doesn't mean you don't have one."