Tony Hawk is proof that you can do what you love while supporting the people you love.
Almost everybody told him he’d never make a living skateboarding, of all things. That was for deadbeats and 13 year olds. Since then he’s been in several movies, had his name put on the cover of bestselling video games, and is a steady reminder that you can indeed break through all expectations when you’re doing something you LOVE. Here’s an NPR interview with him if you’d like to know more.
This post from Zen Habits spells it how to make the transition if you need help.
I just want to remind you.