Really, I am asking for advice right now. I know I don’t have that many readers or followers, but I’ve been having a tumultuous week, and my mind is chaos. I just need opinions besides my own and my family’s.
There are times that I think to myself and truly believe that deep down in my heart I want to be a writer. I know I have had an affinity with books, reading, and literary anything since I was in kindergarten. I’ve also had an affinity with drawing, colors, and space utilization since I was young. The latter kind of died out though when I dropped out of college (art school). It broke my heart, kind of broke my drive too. I quit art school, and went back to regular liberal arts college and graduated with studies in English. But I let that go and am about to do a career shift towards design (website design specifically). I feel like I’ve been going back and forth between the two of them ever since middle school. I didn’t have to choose between the two until I hit college.
A writer can’t make a whole lot of money unless they’re pretty successful, right? Or am I being superficial and uninformed about that? An artist, well, a web designer can make some money though. I’ve definitely seen the numbers on that. Can I do both? Can I have both paths? Maybe writing isn’t meant to be my career path right now, but it could be down the line, like much farther down the line? I remember in high school the teachers used to make us read biographies of authors. I remember a handful of them becoming authors only after they’d lived most of their life doing some other occupation. I also remember most of them being poor. Life isn’t all about money. Success to me does not equate money either. But it makes life easier, less stressful, and happier if you can afford to buy things and still feel comfortable financially doing so. As for web design, a lot of people encouraged me on that path. I didn’t suggest this path to others, others suggested it to me, saying they thought I’d do really well in web design. And you know, when I was a kid, I won awards in both fields. I had won some art contests, and I had won some writing contests.
I’m not sure what my question is exactly, but.. any advice out there for me?