I am 25. When 17, I started college full time and graduated when 23 (3 years English and 3 years Major). Because i was not an American and enjoying the american college, I had to pay my tuition in full and pay tuition for "2 americans". While I was a full time student, I was a full time painter making money to pay for college. How I lived those 6 years were a nightmare. Very often used to skip sleeping to get the college assignments done. Before even I graduated college I was already a professional painter doing some side work in addition to my full time painting for a company. I love painting. After graduation, college found me job in a big Engineering firm that handles huge projects. It is 10 minutes away from home, i have my own cubical, vacation, health Insurance, paid hollidays, bonuses and more benefits. They can even pay my tuition if I want to continue education. Coworkers are great. Often we have fun events and parties. The job is CAD, basically drafting blueprints on the computer. As a job, I get bored very often, i get tired, no energy, depressed. I notice its affecting my vision and I already got 40 pounds of fat just in a year and a half. Moreover, I still paint on my weekends for my own customers. Over the past couple of years I was reffered to many people that now I hire couple of painters I know for the weekend to finish the projects. Sometimes I complete more than 1 project on the same weekend. Sometimes no project. During the year and a half of of office job, I made more money painting on my weekends than my primary office job income. When I paint I feel very energetic, excited no depression and some sort of freedom. Getting to the point; I am stuck between the two choices or foundations I had built to live in the future. Both can be successful or risky but I have to choose 1 to build further. Please share your thoughts. Thank you!