The hard part – which takes the longest, but is the most important – is figuring out who you really are and what you really want to do with your life.
If you’re still sure then you need to do some more thinking. You really can’t rush this, even to the point of taking a year-off. Don’t automatically rush off to university straight away because that’s what everyone else is doing. It has to be right for you.
Once you’re sure, there’s really only one thing left . . .