Any one here given up thier career job for thier passion? It's been in the back of my mind for a while now. Skiing and mountaineering have always been my dream and passion. I was headed that way until around 98 or so I tore my ACL, MCL, and shatered my knee cap backcountry skiing. The doctors basicly said Id never ski again. I took up cycling at that time to help with physical therapy, I also got really depressed and kind lost intreast in things. Fast forward...I know have a great job doing visual effects and graphics. I started skiing again 3 years ago. Slowly, just greens and groomers. Then last year got back on the tele skis and felt really good. After skiing and snowboarding again this year, I realized This Is what I want to do, at least for a while. At this point I am ready to walk away from my job (with the proper planing...of course) and see If I can still do this. My ultimate goal would to become a backcountry guide. It's a risk at my age (34), and everyone thinks I am crazy for wanting to leave what I have, but I am not really happy. Anyone else have any expierience with this?