Some backstory: I dropped out of high school due to various reasons. It was stupid and I really fucked things up for myself. I'm 20 now and since then I've had an internship at a local 3d studio. My boss said he'd rehire me but it hasn't happened yet because there's no big projects to work on. I actually worked for free for about 2 months just for the work experience.
Right now I'm working on my portfolio and trying to get some freelance work in the meanwhile. Once my portfolio is good enough I want to start applying to studios. I live by myself so I need to find a way to earn some money. If I can't find any freelance work I'll have to get a crappy part time job. I still want to finish high school, but I want to get a job first because I have to pay my rent.
I could still go to uni, but there's a special procedure you have to go through if you don't have a high school diploma. And 3 years is a pretty long time for a piece of paper.