Photography is a tough profession, but a very enjoyable hobby. Not everyone is meant to be a professional photographer, though.
It is great having dreams. Mine is to be a professional cyclist and to ride Paris Roubaix. However, I can't walk away from my job, as I have responsibilities and I am accountable financially to several people.
A lot of online advice is to follow your dreams, and to an extent, I fully endorse this. However, what these articles and videos tend to forget are the realities of life: your mortgage, kids, debts, recessions, and also pandemics. Motivational videos are great, but once they are over, you still have to pay your bills and put food on the table. Deciding how much to risk and how much to put those around you through is a really tough decision.
In this video, I offer some more practical advice on if photography is a good idea as a profession for you and when it might be time to call it a day and to try something else. Although photography is for everyone, professional photography certainly isn't. And in some circumstances, it just isn't the right time right now.