Remembering the maelstrom of stress from school/grades, personal issues, and social issues when I was a student made me want to study counseling and help others. In other words, I have empathy for what students face today. School is a lot more competitive and there are so many more issues with technology and social media. Kids need support today more than ever. My own counselor in high school was such a voice of calm and reason when I was feeling overwhelmed. If I needed help, then today's kids need it more. If it seems appealing to help kids then counseling is for you.
It is our inner feelings that guide us and make us feel confidant while we work. It also creates happiness and sense of satisfaction when you help someone.
I hope it helps.