Hi emach, and welcome to Chef Talk! There are several people like yourself, who are fortunate to have found a path so early. You will learn a lot by checking the Culinary Students' forum (don't forget to check posts from 'way back!). We are so much more than only a place to read about cooking- you can ask the pros yourself and have the richness of their experience just for the asking.
What are you doing now to get yourself ready for a life on the line? (or in the bakery, catering kitchen, etc.)