Guys, I'm gonna keep this as short as possible. I just need some words of encouragement or some personal stories. Even just some people telling me they do IM or freelancing full-time and make a living doing it. I'm 27. When I finished high school I went to college for business. After graduating that, I worked oddjobs for a few years, trying to find something Id enjoy. I always did some web and graphic design on the side and made some money from that. Recently, I decided to go back to school and I'm presently a Civil Engineering student. I have a year and a half left in my studies. I've lost all motivation, ive stopped going to classes or doing assignments. Ive been focusing my energy and attention recently to IM and freelancing since I've found some success recently (partially thanks to BHW). This morning Ive had enough, during a miserable commute to school, I drove into the school parking lot, saw massive traffic and no parking spaces left. I turned the car around, Ive had enough with it. Wasting my time when I could be learning Java or fulfilling some clients orders on Fiverr. I don't want an office job. I don't want a 9-5. I really enjoy working from home and for the first time in my life, I see a potential career for myself and something I actually enjoy doing. I just need some encouragement. Im going to have to break the news to my old-fashioned parents, girlfriend and friends. Anyone here do this for a living? Have any similar stories which turned into success? Thanks guys. Big life changing decision, don't know who else to vent to besides the internet.