(Please find here the first part of this text 😊)
So, the engineer way. The most romanticized possible, please!
I followed electrical engineering mostly because they told me I could play with robots. What they don't tell you is that you need to have a particular profile for the sciences. It's not all about smarts, a lot of smart women and men did not follow such a career but made an impact nevertheless.
However, if something is so utterly true to you that you cannot go without doing it, then that is probably a clue that you have found some sort of calling.
As mentioned earlier, I did ok with taking up an electrical engineering degree. But what I lingered to understand was, that it was (mostly) thanks to my writing. It took me all the way to writing my thesis and having the biggest existential crisis yet to figure it out.
Or actually, borrow it to a friend of mine (one of the school's best) and have her spell it out to me: "I loved your writing on the background, I took some notes to apply to my own thesis - it's the part that you begin practical proceedings when I fail to understand you..."
That was the first time I thought of this as a possible calling or career path, but I still needed another wakeup call to go for it.