Dear Younger Self...
Don’t live your life trying to fulfill other people's expectations. Do what you love - what you’re passionate about - and the rest (money, happiness, etc.) will follow.
Trying to satisfy the expectations of others can not only put a tremendous amount of pressure on us, but it can also steal away our identities.
At one point in my life, I tried to ignore what was in my heart, resigned to living a life that would make my family, friends, supervisors happy. It led to an intense period of depression and resentment towards others.
There will always be people who have an opinion about what you do and how you should live your life. But if you stay firm live and live your life for you, you will be amazed at what you can achieve.