srqhottie saidThat's hard, Ariodante. I went to a major conservatory and was THIS close to leaving music myself. I basically stayed in it because it was earning me money (and my conservatory degree left me with no other marketable skills), then I actually voluntarily quit for two years--and realized I couldn't leave it behind. Being a pro musician or full time music teacher is definitely not for everyone and of course, it's getting harder and harder to make a living doing it... I'm sorry college was negative for you but it probably wasn't a bad outcome.
It was a nail in the coffin situation for me. I had already burned out, but wanted to salvage a minor in music to not feel I had wasted all those years. So I stuck with it for one more semester just to finish the minor, and absolutely hated that last semester more than anything, mostly because of course all the theory and aural skills classes only ratcheted up the difficulty, so it was like oh I'm over this, to celebrate me being over this let's take classes that are HARDER THAN EVER.