Throughout history, there have been medicine men and medicine women, shaman, priests, and alchemists who have always played a unique part in society.
In today's world, if a child feels the call to grow up and become a teacher, a doctor, a chef, or a businessman, there are role models to provide a path towards that goal. But kids who are innate priestesses or wizards have no real adults doing this to observe. This is what I do.
I am a "magician" living here in the modern world. I am educated with two master's degrees and chose to leave school and write my own books three months shy of graduating with a Ph.D.
I make a good living, I drive my car, check my email, make dinner, and I also rock out amazing rituals under the Full Moon, talk to ghosts, aliens, and elemental nature spirits, and remember my past lives. You can absolutely do all of it and be a perfectly sane, balanced, awesome person who rocks existence on multiple levels. My job is to show those who want to learn how.