So what did you end up doing? I have been in art school and can't say it was a smart choice. It was easy to get lazy since noone demanded much of me there, focus more on other things than work. Plus you need to get a normal (most likely boring) job sooner or later anyway (99,9% of us), and art school doesn't lead to any job opportunities you wouldn't have before you started. Think call center, elderly home etc. What's important is your social skills in art school, networking and all that shit. Plus some luck, and forget buying expensive clothes.