From choosing our clothes to picking what we do as a career,; our parents have more than once, influenced our decisions. Through the interview, Sofia Casanova, 19, and a second-year student at UOW explains the hardships of changing degrees, the pressure from her parents and the hardships that affected her lifestyle. You begin to gain an understanding of the pressure Sofia had to reach her parents expectations. Throughout her first year of Uni, she realised that it wasn’t anybody else’s decision to make besides her own. And with this she beat depression and started a degree in Journalism, where she now hasn’t let her past affect her.