Hello! I've been reading the posts on this thread with some interest, I can relate to numerous things mentioned as I too wish to become a pro, or semi-pro at least, one day! All I can say is to reiterate most of what has been said already. Follow your intuition and your dreams. Visualise your goals, always try to remain optimistic and open to opportunities, you never know what will happen or when.
I hope you don't mind me saying, but some of the things you've said in your posts remind me of something I've read about in the past. Here's a link to a website that may be worthwile reading - Indigo. Please forgive me if I'm way off the mark, just thought it may be of interest.