I'm so proud of two of my friends. One is a screen play writer (known her since kindergarten) and the other is a published author (known him since 9th grade). Both have been working their butts off since the the late 90's, and it's finally starting to pay off. Awards at film festivals, gig's on traveling showcases, movies being made based on their book
Neither are, or have ever been, rolling in the dough. Like so many out there, they have kept pursuing their dreams, while paying the rent but I could not be happier for them.