What are some obstacles i should tackle that will show me what being a chemical engineer is really like?
It's the bland answer you've probably heard a thousand times. But the best way to know is to get an internship or co-op honestly. Learning the concepts is one thing, but you never quite know what it's like till you do it. The closest other thing would be to apply as a labor position in a manufacturing plant. You'll likely encounter a chem e and can pick their brains. Other than that, there is no better way.