Hi Sunflower bean,
I am not the best person to advise you as I ran away from home while doing year 12 and never finished my schooling.
Sometimes I look back on my life with regret, the thing is that does nothing but make me feel lousy so it is pintless.
Can you speak to a careers advisor about possible direction, or someone in connection with the course you are doing to see where it will lead you.
Yes, some people do seem to be able to map and plan their lives, I am not sure how many actually fulfil their original dreams and ambitions. Sometimes we need to be flexible and change our options.
Would it help to write down all the pros and cons of continuing study or finding employment and work out what seems best.
Wishing you all the best and hope you find some answers and feel strongly about which way you want to go.
Cheers from Dools