Making a real living playing live music, around here, simply does not happen. Get a job that will pay the bills and allow you to work ideally 40 hrs or less than 40 hrs / week with plenty of vacation time and the ability to contribute to a 401k. I would avoid most white collar jobs like the plague. Nursing, electrical, or plumbing could all fit the bill. Nursing actually pays decently well and they usually work three 12 hr shifts per week, giving a lot of days off for practicing and writing. But expecting to forge a bill-paying career out of the music biz is not something I would recommend. That sounds pretty Debbie-Downer ish but I know lots of good musicians who play out all the time, and literally none of them exists without some kind of actual job as well.