Hi, I'm not quite sure if this is where I ask questions like this on the website, I'm new to it and haven't quite figured out the system yet.
I'm 21 who has a bachelor's in psychology in her hands, and has realized that I may want to pursue the animation industry. Although, I'm not quite sure where to start. Should I go back to school? Is it really worth it to get an animation degree? I'm fighting between going back to school for a computer science after-degree, which is more practical and I enjoy it, or an animation degree/diploma. I love to write and draw and create stories, though I know I need more practice in both. I have taken some coursework in traditional art, which I have done well in, but I worked hard to get those grades. I know I can work hard to be a great animator if I tried, and I would enjoy it, but I am having a little heart attack at the possibility that I may have financial issues because it's not the most practical job.
I really don't know what to do or who to talk to, and I need an animator's opinion on the industry and what it's like to start out, and how to even start out in the first place. Thanks.