well, i left one fulltime job for another but was more geared to being on set with working photographers. I did that for a few months and then was fired for who knows why. That forced me into a freelance career as an assistant which slowly evolved into a shooting career that has been in the works for the last 8-9 years. It’s a process but it has been working really well. I think a lot depends on where you live.
I think it would be good to see some work that you do, in order to better assess what kind of photography you do, if its of any quality and see where you sit, professionally.
If your work is not great, you’ll need to hone your craft a bit more and then we can talk about the next steps.