Do what you love, love what you do, and thrive on it.
When I was 7, I decided that I wanted to be an artist.
I was told the only artist who could make a living was a dead one, and was discouraged from taking that path.
I'm now 37.
I want to be an artist.
And I'm not planning on dying.
(wow, my thirty year anniversary of following my crooked path...perhaps I've finally found a map?)