Is wanting to become a movie director a "head in the clouds," "dreamer" career?
But how hard is it to get a career as a movie director? How many open jobs is there after graduating from film school? People say, "Do what you love." Well, I like writing. And I like stories. And some stories I feel are important and should be told to people, and the best way to get messages to people is either by books or movies. That's why I want to become a director. Write and then direct a movie for a story that needs to be told.
Lots of my friends are saying go for it, I think this fits you. But one person said, "Get a real job." Eeeek!