what do you suggest for someone who is younger who wants to do photography?

Keep taking photos! If you want to do journalism, take photos of current news and events and submit your best ones to publications as soon as possible. Sometimes that works and if it does, it's great for exposure. If you'd like to do editorial style fashion or lifestyle, practice on your family and friends. Have them tell their friends and eventually you will build a clientele list. It takes time and effort, a lot of effort. The earlier you start the better!