My father always told me, "Follow your passion and the money will follow." Since leaving the academia track, I've definitely been following my passion, and the money, well, still kinda waiting for it to catch up in spades. Along the way, however, I've found my bliss so I know that there's no turning back. The topic is the focus of a blogger roundup over at The Art of Nonconformity. Definitely worth checking out. And big thanks to Marci Alboher, who has covered the topic in her New York Times column Shifting Careers, for the heads up.