I'm a freshmen in college, studying biochemistry at the moment. I'll preface this by saying that I do like the sciences, biology in particular, but the more material the university gives on careers in the sciences or those in medicine (I also considered medicine, nursing, and so on), and the more I'm exposed to how these operate in the real world, the more I'm rethinking my life choice. It all seems so sterile, drab, and just depressing; I feel pressured to do it and stick with it because of a scholarship I got, but I just have no idea anymore.
I've always loved cooking since the age of seven, and there isn't a day that goes by where I'm not in the kitchen. It's truly something I love. I wanted to be in the culinary career when I was younger, but I somewhat dropped the idea because I was afraid doing it as a profession would take away my passion for it. I kind of got the impression it's a very, very low paying career as well with little chance for mobility. Plus the main exposure I have to the actual field (mainly from TV) it looks really high stress, I mean maybe some of it is played up because, again, it's Television, but I'm not sure if that's accurate or not. I really have no idea if these things or true. I'm just lost. Can someone help me?