Pretty much what I did. Once I realized my freelance editor position wasn’t going to pay my rent, I quit that job for a regular job and now I just write on the side. I like it way more since I get to write about what I want and I can now pay my rent on time (somewhat important) AND travel as much as my paycheck lets me (very important).
I wrote a blog post about this in my old blog here. Almost two years ago. Wow.