Wanted to be a journalist before, but realized that its an easy job to get entry into with freelance (which I did for a little while) but hard to advance and make a lot of money because its a loveless career choice. No one needs you past the freelance point for the most part.
Then I switched my focus and took a handful of Psych, Marketing, and Business/Entrepreneurship classes. Won some cash in Entrepreneurial competitions for commercials I made and just had fun. Music was always something I loved doing to (trying to carve a new niche out in hip hop), so after a year of contacting labels and business' I ended up signed to a record label and also offered to take over a part of their marketing division as they were new. So I have that for some spending cash
I also went and did some free work at a Consignment Shop that was closing at the end of this month and had plenty of chats over coffee with the owner. Luckily my free labour paid off and now there's a possibility of me ending up a 50/50 business partner with her with no overhead.
We'll see how long it lasts, I'm shooting for either full time recording artist or desk job as head of a marketing division (having trouble figuring out which is harder to accomplish right now)