Yep, but it took me a decade of blood, sweat, and tears to get it! Honestly though if you've found your professional passion there's nothing better. It's like they say, "Find a job doing what you love and you'll never work again."
Don't think my job is all peaches and cream BTW. Hours, even days of setup fusing shells, schlepping heavy steel mortar racks strapped with high density polyethylene guns (and trust me, the 'high density' title is well earned), plugging electric matches, for ten to twenty minutes of fun. And then you get to clean up!