I know this will probably be too much information.. I have been a web designer since I was 14, I am 34 now. I was home schooled and finished school early. Computers were always my passion but my mom and dad never had money to take me to college and schools where I was from were filled with bad kids, drugs, sex, gangs etc...
I graduated what would be 12th grade at a normal school by the time I was about to be 17. By 17 I had a job with a company I won't mention working from home. I was making good money and loved what I did.
Fast forward to about 2005 I was making so much money. Believe it or not I was making over $7k profit a week and it got to a point that I couldn't handle all the jobs. At around 2010 I was still making good money and loved what I did. 0 stress and I enjoyed my work.
I realized I had been working from home since I was very young and my social skills were not very good.
In about 2010 I took a break and started traveling all over the world. Dubai, Egypt, China, etc... just so many places. I traveled without working for a long time and it was not just any travel but sort of luxury traveling for example $1800 a night at the burj al Arab in Dubai etc...
Fast forward to about 2011 I noticed I didn't really have friends just my dog. I thought I should get a job where I can help people and be more social.
I thought nursing would be an excellent choice so I went to lvn school without working the whole year.
Fast forward I am now an LVN and work as a web designer on the side.
My parents had several problems and I had to help them economically. I won't go into too much detail but now I have a home but am filled with so much debt.
I cant quit my nursing job that I know is destroying me because web designing is not as stable as it once was. Starting in 2018 I plan to quit nursing completely and build up my web design business and other online stores Inplan to open.
I will be working on my passion and hope for the best. As long as I have enough to pay even the minimum in all the debt I now have I will be happy.
I have several plans that can really help me and pay well. One thing I can say is nursing did help my social skills so I do thank nursing for that.
Wish me luck I plan to pay of all debt and start saving a lot after I pay it all. I will be working with what I love computers and it makes me happy that I will finally be able to quit nursing. :) I was also self taught so I have no degree only a large portfolio of work I have done. I plan to get a bachelors in computer programming so one day I can get a job at an actual firm or even further my own business.
I skipped a lot and sorry for any misspelled words. I just wanted to give a good view of my situation.