The point is I made my hobby my career.
The wife did the same, her parents gave her the "follow your love" bull shite. 10 years later she realized that Entergy doesn't take happiness checks and for the most part the people in that field drift aimlessly because it is their passion.
needless to say she is going back to school.
fwiw, I don't think your degree is useless, just random and oddly specialized.