Below is the question:
I've run into crossroads in my career life. After working hard, pulling myself up by my bootstraps and finding something that worked career-wise for me in software development, I still get pulled back into my passion of teaching music professionally. I think that's because the major reason why I pursued where I am now is because I needed purpose and I needed to make money. I had a new family and the most important thing at that time was to help provide for my family; and have more time with them. Now that my spouse and I are in a much better position, I'm finding myself wanting more for myself and can't stop thinking about completely changing my career path once again
If there is anything that Should be on topic, it should be this question. There are books on the subject, including "What color is your parachute" (which is the most famous) as well as a plethora of others.
The answers to this are not opinion based, as there are clear steps that can be taken, some of which I outlined in my answer. IMO, this question should not be put on hold.