You should follow your dreams. I personally know 2 guys who started a sign spinning business at the age of 17 out of San Diego with $100. They went from business to business asking if they could advertise for them, and one company finally said yes. Today, they are 25 and 26 and the CEO and COO of Aarrow Advertising. This is a global business today, they did a commercial for Ford, advertisements for McDonalds and many more huge companies. These are the 2 happiest guys I know, they wake up every morning immersed in their dream and are millioinaires. When they started, everyone laughed at them and did not take them seriously. Today, nobody is laughing. I always did what society wanted me to do up until recently. My parents wanted me to go to school, get an engineering degree and find a nice, safe and secure 8-5 desk job that I could work at until I am 65 and retire. I did everything they said and about 1 1/2 years into my careers a mechanical engineer, I realized everyone was happy but me. I was making good money and my parents were pleased, my girlfriends parents were please and my girlfriend was pleased. One day the paychecks started bouncing and I had no control, and I couldn't find another engineering job despite applying at over 100 places. After realizing that engineering didn't make me happy, I decided to try something I always wanted to do, start an online business. I checked my website today, and it is 1 position away from being on page 1 for our search terms! I am about 1 1/2 years into starting this business and it's finally taking off. Last night my girlfriend and I got in a fight over it, this is what I want and nobody can my dream away from me. If it doesn't work out, I can always go back to being an engineer; but I may never have this chance again!