No one can do anything without a support system. I'm not saying we need someone to baby us and help us with every step, but just someone there to say "Way to go!" when something good happens or "That sucks!" when things don't go as planned. The most important support comes from the people who are around us the most: our families, most importantly, our spouses/significant others.
My husband has been very supportive, but he's not perfect. Sometimes his worries come out. Like the other night. He has a hard time understanding the time it takes to get a career like this going. It's not like most careers where you go to school, study hard, graduate, and POOF.... job of your dreams. It takes years of work with no compensation what so ever, and there is never ever a guarantee. You can take five steps forward, only to be pushed back ten.
But I do it because I love it and I am determined to make a success of myself. Hubby is here cheering me on too.