Does it really matter where you start? Not really. Does it matter if you fail? Not really. What matters is that you pick a path, any path, and start walking. If you don’t like what you see on that path, you change direction. And keep walking. You make hundreds of little adjustments over the years, corrections when you feel you are off-course or just bored. You accomplish some things and you have an interesting life. Are you gradually approaching “where you’re supposed to be?” Oh, please. What you can hope for are some wonderful moments (or months) when everything is perfect, the stars align, and life is good. If you pay attention, you get better at deciding which way to turn, so you have more glorious moments. And then, yes, you do end up where you are supposed to be — at the end.
And here is the way I would say it to my daughter: Begin Anywhere. It doesn’t matter where. Keep in mind who you are, what your values and passions are. Use them to make your daily decisions. Then see where your path takes you.