I've had several major changes happen in the past couple months, and consequently I'm revaluating my life and trying to move in a different direction. This week I closed on the sale of my home. My ex and I split the money and are moving forward with our divorce. I left my job about a month ago due to begin fed up with idiocy and bad decision in the upper echelons of the company. I have no job, lots of free time and enough money to live comfortably for about two years, give or take a bass or three. Right now I see 3 options: 1) Sit on my a$$ and burn through my money like I did when I was 19 and making $120k a year building networks. 2) Get another decent paying job that involves sitting in front of a computer for twelve hours a day wishing I could be playing bass. 3) Finish my AA, get my recording cert and find work doing something musical. I'm going with 3. I've got auditions set up for two working cover acts in the area. That should get me at least some income so I'm not draining my savings too fast. I'm working on a couple freelance composition projects, one for an indie film and one for a video game. Neither pays cash but both have royalties and will get me heard by some important people. I'm also pushing forward with an original project I've put off for a long time, again it has not immediate cash rewards, but it does have potential to grow into something in the long term. I am hoping to have enough eggs in my basket to support myself entirely with various musical talents within a year. Since I was 17 my live has revolved around jobs: finding them, working at them, learning stuff so I can find better ones. Despite claiming that music is the most important thing in my life, its always been pushed aside for other things. I've passed on several touring, paying gigs because I had a day job that I hated but that got me phat lewt... I've never given myself the chance to be a working musician. Now I am. For the next year music will have the same priority as my jobs used to. I've made up my mind about this, obviously, but I'm curious what everyone here thinks. Has anyone else made a simillar choice in the past? Anyone have any advice on what I should try to do right now, or avoid in the future?