When I left high school, I wanted to get into graphic design, architecture or something similar. And instead to taking a year or two off, I figured I'd go straight into university. We were taught a mixed discipline in my particular high school, where they lumped the two together along with some industrial design stuff. I liked working with computers but I didn't consider them a career path at that time.
I didn't get into the graphic design course in the university I wanted, but I got an offer for foreign language, which I was indifferent about. However, I got into the architecture course in Darwin, which I was willing to do, since I figured it was close enough. The architecture course in CDU was not the full course, but what the hell, I could just transfer once I finished.
It was about most of the way into the 2nd year, when I realised how much I hated it. The workload was insane and I could rarely wrap my head around the critique. I've never understood art critique, especially in the context of architecture. Also, I wasn't that great. I struggled through the 3rd year twice, but I ended up bailing out.
Ultimately, I'm not sorry about doing this course or leaving it, because I met a lot of good people and it has lead to some interesting opportunities, but I do regret a lot of things.