I wanted to pursue an art career but I feel I'm no longer relevant as people seem to enjoy other things entirely, the internet side of things has become too convoluted and it involves more compromises than I'm willing to accept. I had already moved on for the most part but for the first time I am really accepting that it's not something I want to do and it's no longer in "pipe dream" territory. It hurts a lot because I had tied a lot of my inner self and self-esteem to this achievement but I'm sure it would have only made me unhappy one way or the other even if I managed to succeed. Add to this that things will get dire in the coming years due to the recession... I'd rather try changing path and having some spare time than being a full time hobo.
That said I don't have any skills outside of this and I'm used to doing it or thinking about it 24/7, so I don't know if I'll be able to move on to something else.