Although I've never really mentionned this, I've been contemplating a career change since before I even really finished my journalism studies. Not that I don't love journalism, because I do, but in facing reality, I truly believe thanks to the internet that media is dying in it's traditional job, and positions are much further and fewer between.
Prior to finding a heart for journalism midway through high school, I had had my heart set on becoming a teacher. Most of my life I wanted to be a teacher, preferrably for high school english and possibly history.
I've been toying with that idea again for the last two years. I still have people randomly asking me why I didn't go through to be a teacher, because I have the presence for it. I've known several people who have gone through for teaching (as well as follow several blogs of teachers), and my passion for teaching seems to be resurfacing every time they talk about it.
The great thing about teaching would be that I could still do my writing; it wouldn't have to be the end of that career. I could still freelance and work on my novels and all that good stuff. I've still got to wait until I get out of debt before I even consider applying... but I am really starting to consider taking that step afterwards. Who knows. I do know I want something more steady in my life, I want a real career, and I want to be able to share my passion with kids the way my english teachers once shared it with me.