Having no career aspirations is stressing me out

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Hi everyone, this is probably going to be quite long, so I apologise in advance.

Some background info:

When I started sixth form, I was confident that I wanted to get a job in geology. I'd enjoyed geography at GCSE, and took geology and geography at A Level, thinking those were the subjects I wanted to focus on (along with ICT as a third subject). I found geology to be the easiest of my subjects, and I consistently did well in it (gaining an A overall). However, I realised that I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. In addition, I also realised that I had no interest in any other subjects, which led me to apply for a geology degree last year, despite not really enjoying it.

My current situation/predicament:

Due to personal reasons, I decided to take a gap year, and I'm about halfway through it now. Between applying for uni last year and applying again this year, I still haven't managed to find any subjects which interest me. I was therefore pretty much forced to apply for geology/geoscience again, and I have received a couple of offers.

While applying for geology seemed like the best option at the time, I'm now starting to get stressed at the thought of it. I've been looking at various careers which I could do with a geology degree, and none of them look appealing to me. I've always been the kind of person who needs/likes to have a clear plan, and I'm getting stressed out at the thought of not knowing what to do after my degree. Considering that I don't even like geology that much anyway, I was hoping to at least find a decent looking career which I could work towards, to make me feel like I'm actually achieving something, but I haven't been able to.

I guess what I'd like to know is, what do you guys think I should do? Should I stick with the geology degree, and hope that a suitable career comes along later? Or something else?

All advice is greatly appreciated
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I can't really give any long-term advice, but in terms of the degree, please do not do it if you are not going to be interested in it or pursue it as a career at all. It will be an expensive waste of money and time.
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