Did you pivot toward a new career you’re more passionate about? What was the hardest part? Was it rewarding, ultimately?
As someone who, likewise, taught himself how to design and build websites, I unfortunately listened too closely to high school counsellors. If you did anything w/ computers they said "Get this boy into Engineering!" 1 year into college, I withdrew from my CS course & eked a cumulative 1.6. I wasn't an engineer. Several years of bouncing around programs finally triggered an epiphany—these people have no idea what to do with you, but you do!
I dropped out of college & just started working. It's been 14 years since I started designing sites, and I've had to earn every job, prove every time that I can do what I say I can. I'm still shifting, growing, but I can't stop now. My career isn't defined by a degree; it's about making things work.