Total Newbie/Non-Techie: Who else is making a career change?

I’m a total newbie and non-techie guy who is considering a career shift, and just pondering how to get initial coursework/training in Front End Developing.

Who else?
What are you leaving (career)?
How are you doing with your learning process and what’s tripping you up?
What do you see yourself doing as a first job in tech?
Where do you want to “go” once you’ve got some experience?

For those who are more advanced, which is everyone (I’ll bet), what trajectory do you recommend?