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I need some life advice- Uni, career etc watch

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    Hello, basically I am very indecisive regarding my future life decisions and it is something that often bothers me (I can't just ride the wave!!)

    I am currently on a gap year and am 19 years old, I finished my A-Levels with A*AB in Art, English Literature & French. I have a place at University for English Literature.
    One issue is...that I want to have a career in the Creative Industries (not quite sure what, all I know is that I want to be creating things). Can I still do this without a degree relating to that industry?? I have heard so much bad about doing an Art degree that it has put me off but I am scared that I'm going to regret my decision.
    I don't really want to re-apply but I'm not too sure what to do.
    I'm scared that I'm going to end up becoming a depressed English teacher (and I really do not want to become a teacher, because honestly they are underappreciated for the work that they do).
    I know that I could become a lawyer or have a profession like that and do well but I don't think I would find happiness in that.

    Is there any suggestions of what career path I should take? What kind of jobs I could do??
    Would it be possible to do a masters in an Art subject even if I did English as an undergrad??
    How could I get any internships without degree knowledge?? Because I'm guessing an internship would only really want people studying their subject...??

    I am so lost please help, thanks

    Sorry if this doesn't make much sense by the way...
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