I've been in the building industry my entire life. The past 10+ years I was a general contractor in California then back here in Maryland. This was just what I did and never thought that I'd be happy doing anything else.
Then a simple bench I saw online changed everything, I said to myself "I can do that better". Now there I was looking at a stack of unfinished pieces of furniture that were just an eye sore thinking " This is what I'm going to do with my life".
With my 40th only a few months away I figured if there was a perfect time to do this, it was now. Within a few short weeks I sold everything I could, closed up my business and moved to pursue this new passion. Everybody I knew thought I had totally lost it and went off the deep end, rightly so.
Waking up on my 40th pretty much broke and crashing on my parents floor, well that was one of the happiest days of my life. That morning I woke up knowing that I had finally found it! That was 2.5 years ago and I'm just getting started.