Years ago I got my mother a guinea pig for mothers day. She had always had them as pets when she was a kid, and wanted one that was colored like a woodchuck. I happened upon one in a pet store, and just *had* to get it for her... and she LOVED it.
She named it "Woody" as in "woodchuck".
Well, we were at a pet store one day picking up some guinea pig pellets, and ended up in line behind a man who was buying a guinea pig that looked like miniature version of the one I got for my mother. She saw it and exclaimed fondly, "OH! Look at THAT man's Woody!"
Heads turned... she blushed 3 shades of red, and I ended up cashing out by myself while she hid in the car.
"It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot
I agree with this sentiment. Graphic design in respect to only doing print work is becoming secondary, and therefore much more competitive. Finding a job that involves some graphic design is a good start...