1) I like these questions too because I have thought of quitting many times. When I was in Nashville I started working with Matt Alexander at HollerDesign. In the back of my mind I think I was hoping that woodworking could be creative enough, but also a solid trade and I wouldn't be stuck behind a computer. I also worked for the filmmaker John Hughes for a couple years and thought that might lead me somewhere. Right out of college I worked at an awesome record label. But as fortunate as I feel to work with these super talented people, art is a different itch. When I am alone in the studio for 14 hours, I am able to digest something important. I don't know exactly what it is, but when I don't digest it, I feel crazy. This being said, making the decision to be an artist feels like an abusive relationship. Its not give/take. I've spent all of my money and free time since I was 20 years old scratching this itch, and I think I'm just starting to get good at it.
2) I'd probably be some sort of farmer.