I think your question is one that a lot of people face during their time in college, and it is a very difficult one to deal with! Personally, I think pursuing your passion should be your main goal in life. You are fortunate enough to have discovered your passion early on in life, and I think it would be a shame and possibly a regret later on in life if you gave up on it. I believe there are other possible career paths for you, so look into all possible career paths aside from being a lawyer or a teacher that would allow you to use your skills and passions in your job. Being concerned about your future is definitely important, but don't sacrifice the things you love! I promise there is something out there for you where you will get to use your passion for literature.
Rebecca recommends the following next steps:
- Speak with a career counselor about possible career paths
- Look for internships/job shadowing opportunities that interest you
- Connect with alumni and see what careers they have