I've been here before. The indecision of what direction my career will go. I have interests in art and writing and spent a lot of time doing it. I made about $5000 from one of my books but that's it the others didn't sell. I love art but my art just isn't where it needs to be to be really competitive with other artists.
I got my degrees in computers science. I worked in the computer field for 10 years before I got into trouble. I don't think I can go back to the type of jobs I had because of my record. I haven't tried hard enough though.
I had the Dream once. Back in 2002, I had a house in Duluth, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia and I had a $70,000 job. Being young and dumb I quit it in 2001mto pursue music production and at the same time do Java development. I had this idea of creating a multimedia company.
I'm back to doing C# Windows App Development. To me computer work is a safer bet than art or writing. Once I went to a writing conference and one of the panelists of a discussion group said that the money/royalties you get from writing isn't enough you still have to have a job.
I learned the hard way that you have to keep your "day" job. I know how the computer field is. One minute one technology or programming language is popular then bam things go in another direction. Do I have the stomach for this. If I learn C# pronounced CSharp and then bam Microsoft discontinues it or it isn't relevant anymore how will I react after putting so much time in it.
I want to do C# training videos. I have a few already and when I get better at the language myself I plan to do more. My goal is to do C# training courses and put it on Udemy. Also will write computer books and of course create cool Apps. Currently leaning towards games but may plan on some educational apps.