So how come you did not seek employment related to computers much earlier? I mean if you have technical talents now, you had them before you discovered vmware too. How come you did not get attracted to information technology employment much earlier?
I knew this guy who was working as a shop assistant at a shoe shop, then as a security guard, then as... an MCSE certified system administrator earning absolutely insane money from a big insurance company in the United Kingdom. Never asked him how such a career progression was possible. Maybe you can shed some light.