Love it!!Lauren..... I'm going to speak about what you want to do..grooming! Guess what? My sister lives in Grand Forks North Dakota..she has her own business..much like what you are thinking about. She started as a grooming business and sold minimal amounts of pet products. She moved to a bigger city..where she is now..went to a very prestigious training school in Texas..and expanded her business to grooming..boarding and training. Look up her website..it's called Wag N Train..Now..I'm going to tell you her biggest problems have been with her health. Her back is so messed up..probably from lifting heavy dogs..but it has provided a living for her and her two sons..through divorce and everything. She was able to purchase a great building and has an indoor training facility..which you will need in the winter. Here in California..mobile groomers are quite popular..you go to the clients..but it's expensive to set yourself up in that and so as a customer it's $$$$!!! There are lots of ways to make tis happen. If it's what YOU love..go for it! You can't go through life living your life for your mom!! I'm a mom of two grown daughters..one is a schoolteacher..making as we all know..not a lot of money...but she LOVES her job. My older daughter is an urban planner..making beaucoup bucks..but not as happy as my teacher daughter. In fact..I think BOTH of them would've loved teaching...you follow your dreams..sometimes it's a crooked path with lots of obstacles..but you will learn something every step of the way! If you move forward..and towards what makes you happy..you will be able to put the bad things away. They will still be there...but the good will overcome the weight you feel from the bad! You can do ANYTHING!