Jamie, thanks for a great piece and helping me realize I’m not alone. I also left a 10 year career and jumped into the world of a freelance writer roughly 6 months ago. Not to mention I had just got married and I’m sure my wife thinks I’m nuts. I’ve been really lucky and am making what I think is solid progress but man is it tough. I don’t think many, including family really ‘get it’ or why we do this, but I finally feel at 36 I have found the thing I am meant to do.