I rely purely on my commissions and Patreon money to provide for mine and my cat's living expenses. While an occasional dollar might go towards my hobbies, most of what I earn is used to pay the bills and buy the food. I'm fresh out of college and have a lot of things to get used to. Such as paying for health insurance. I had no idea that was as expensive as it is.
Thanks to the overwhelming support I've received online thus far, I have been able to do what I love and work hard to earn my living in a way that's comfortable for me during my ongoing process of healing, and I am ever so grateful for that.