9 years ago I moved to LA to be an actor. I had to give up...not becasue I'm a quitter, but because I just wanted a better life. And that's what I made. I had a friend comment on Facebook "when do you know it's time to quit." She's a very talented comedian, but it looks like she has doubts. I was talented too. I can make room full of people laugh, for sure. But what is it that I WANT from life? This was my response to her.
Well, so many people tell you to never quit, never give up, you're amazing! Maybe. Many are. There are thousands of competent, talented actors and comedians in the world who simply are never found or won't do some of the ass kissing necessary to get to "the top." Really the question becomes, how long are you willing to put up with what this lifestyle gives you versus what a different one would and weighing those things? What else would you do? Would you find that fulfilling? If so, how would you get there? Every time you eliminate something from your life, you create space for a new, potentially better thing. I stopped because I was sick of being poor and a career food service worker. When I "left" it was as much to create better thing in my life as to just get away from the hell that a showbusiness life can be. I love my life today, and the best part is, I can ALWAYS go back to being in showbiz, and I just might as my business takes off and I get more money, I might just do that. Ask for guidance and you'll get it...or take a weekend on mushrooms in the forest and see what you find...lol. Either way, good luck!
I know that skin to skin bonding made me a better father, and decisions like this are an inevitable after effect of things like that. I can always go back...but I HAD to create DadWare!