Too many 'photographers' are hoping to make their living through photography. While I don't wish to discourage, for some will succeed, most will not. Frustration and disappointment are not good companions to carry through life. Try your best at Plan A, but always have a Plan B and Plan C in your life.
Laugh, love, dream, strive, smile, feel, joy, look, try, fail, read, walk, search, share, help, work, fun, learn, retry, sweat, cry, rest, wait, fear, hope, trust, pride... when we have lived all of these, our photography might stop being a record of what our camera sees and become an expression of what we as photographers feel.