You thought you'd go to school, graduate, pay off your debts, buy a Maserati, and life would basically be perfect. Instead, you're hustling cases out of your bedroom, hoping that clients pay their bills, or better yet, that some firm will scoop you up for $40k per year.
Like we said, it ain't working out. How about becoming a musician? Either way, you'll be broke. At least as a musician, you'll be a "struggling artist" instead of an "unemployed attorney."
It's Been Done Before
It may sound crazy to give up a (somewhat) pragmatic career path to chase a dream of stardom, but you wouldn't be the first to do so. Here are a list of musicians with a legal education:
There are, of course, more stories, including a guitarist in a mainstream band whose name we can't recall, but just know this: you aren't alone in your aspirations.
Pick Your Weapon
Don't know how to play? That didn't stop Julio. Of course, he was lying in a hospital with severely-damaged legs, so he had plenty of time to learn. You, on the other hand, have the advantage of modern technology.
(A Sidebar of Full disclosure: my 2014 New Years Resolution will be to try out for American Idol singing a cover of Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me." It totally works in a semi-creepy man-voice. "She wears short skirts, I wear t-shirts, she's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers." Simple nerd with a timeles crush story, right?)
A personal favorite tool is Instinct, an in-beta free online platform that uses your microphone to coach you through lessons. It also uses actual guitar tablature, so the lessons will be translatable to real life.
Another option is Rocksmith, which is like Guitar Hero but with a real guitar. You'll learn techniques and actual songs, using a video game format, though the game uses its own notation, so you'll have to learn guitar tabs on your own.
Watch out Hollywood. We're coming.