At the risk of sounding like an overly cheesy motivational speaker, we all deserve the opportunity to pave our own path. Traditions, standards, and societal norms have a way of sculpting our daily decisions. Some may feel pressured by their parents to study science or medicine. Others may fear disappointing those who have already set the bar. But at some point, if you can’t stop thinking about how your life could somehow be different or better, you have to take a leap of faith.