So what do you do? I am a freelance writer and I personally love it more than I ever loved doing design. The clients are easier to work with IMHO.
Also I dig writing about new and interesting things. Sometimes it gets boring (flight deals to Hawaii...ugh) but writing about cool tech gadgets or back-to-school tips can be fun when you throw in some personality.
Plus I make more cash writing than with design. I guess you should do what you love and are naturally gifted with and the money will follow.