Here's a hypothetical question for you. If you could go back to a certain time in your life and change the profession you chose, would you? It seems to me that as we gain the knowledge and experience of years . . . well, if we had only known then what we know now.
When I left for college, my father told me there were only two professions I should pursue. I was to become a teacher or nurse so I could always support myself. (This was way back in the early 1960s, you should remember.) I should forget any inclination to follow my "artistic" aspirations.
Although I never became a teacher or nurse (good thing for both professions), I did have a successful career working for a vice-president of a large company. My pay scale was extremely good which would have enabled me to support myself, if needed. I believe I did a very good job. Was my work truly enjoyable or fulfilling? Nope.
I've always wished I had pursued a degree in Fine Arts or Interior Design or Drafting and Design. (In high school I wanted so much to take the Drafting classes offered. "Sorry," said the administration. "No girls are allowed to take Drafting." Oh-kaaay. I no doubt missed the chance to become a famous architect. Or not.)
That's my "if I could go back in time" story.
You're next. Would you follow a different path than you did?