Good read again Jeff, shame I'm useless at all that stuff. I really wish I could draw...My brothers got that talent sadly.
Drawing is not the only thing that you can do though :P
Well, I have a degree in animation but never really did anything with it. Sure a few freelance jobs here and there but never anything stable. I feel like I'm rusty now, the technology and techniques in animation are constantly evolving. And with that, you need to keep up and study.
I know a lot of people who have any degree of study in any related job who are now doing something completely different because they didn't had any job when they went out of school.