print & reread what sebastian said over and over for your sake.
The biggest risk here is mistaking what you call passion (coupled with boredom for a day-job) for what might be some overconfidence. The odds of you being in a successful "band" creating original music is really, really, low (play powerball). Now teaching or doing music tracks or something else is another story.
Never forget, music is a business and until it pays the bills it's actually a "hobby", nothing more than a hobby.
All your eggs in one basket puts you at a large risk (which would then be a strategy actually) to potentially be one of these totally indulgent, self-absorbed hobby "musicians" (artists) who just ages and never grows up or really matures but instead remain stuck in adolescence dreams, parties, etc..... glen
+1 on this.
I dropped out of college to pursue "original" music and while I got a minor college radio song on rotation, I didn't make any money. I thought I was unique in being that I wrote stuff and something got on the radio and I scoffed at those who had immense talent but wasted it on top 40 work or back up sessions and never thought of writing anything.
If you want to enter music, you can take a safe path:
We don't have to look any further than our Satch to see that you can start out doing backup and anonymous but paid work (even peanuts) and plug away for years. Members of the Eagles, Toto, and Bon Jovi also did much safer backup and session work to get their feet wet and get a feel for the industry. Don't go for the glory at first, but work music like it's a sub-minimum wage job that you love and would do for free and that has work to be done and be glad you have any work.
The only musician from my area (of under 250,000 people in mostly rural towns strung together
) who made it spent almost 30 years in cover bands or doing backup session work for all styles of music. This guy literally had no ego!
While he was as good as anybody I know locally, he never went into the indulgent singer songwriter drama and pretty much considered himself a tool for others to use and as a guitar for hire for any style on a moment's notice. If he didn't know the song, and he knew hundreds of covers, he would learn it in an hour better than the hit artist.
He made himself a human jukebox on guitar and vocals and didn't write a single song from what I know until he was well into his 40s. He never took to any sound or style and was faceless and pretty much was like a Casio electric guitar setting that any employer could use at will. If you wanted him to sound like Steve Vai and have a smooth, swift lead guitar style, he played that way but if you wanted him to sound like Bob Dylan plunking out a percussive rhythm, he did that to perfection, too. But later on when he backed up a songwriter many years his junior and they wrote a tune together it was snapped up by a major company for a ton of money for a commercial and they had a string of original hits late in life.
From the proceeds of a major record deal they were able to record and make videos for many years after that and not worry about a day job. His relentless hard work on the most anonymous levels in stinky clubs playing outdated 50s-80s pop hits or weddings without complaint or self promotion pretty much made a perfect situation for him to make it as a musician and be totally independent in his 50s.
This guy was the only person who didn't want to be a "star" yet that's exactly what happened and our small town is ever so proud of him. In a way, he's the Green Bay Packers (DIY ethic) of our area in music.