I attend an arts school called ACES Educational Center for Arts, and this is my third year in the Creative Writing department, which has both workshops and taught classes. I have written lots of material and developed both reading and writing skills as a result of this school and its community. It's also my senior year of high school, and I have applied as a Creative Writing Major to all my colleges. However, due to a change in school plans, I won't be able to attend this school soon and will have no obligation to write on a constant basis (writing was homework).
I am very passionate when it comes to writing, but I don't write much or very often. I'm an introverted person and usually only show my writing when I'm teaching others about writing. When people do read my pieces, they tell me that they enjoy them, and highlight specific aspects of the piece they loved. I've won a couple of modest awards for some of my earlier pieces, but I don't think that has much bearing. I feel comfortable and confident saying that I am a skilled writer.
I write short stories, WiP novels and anti-novels, vignettes and novellas , usually in the alternate history, science fiction, and fantasy genres. I write stage- and screen-plays; I write pieces in all genres of playwriting, but my most well-written plays are absurdist plays.
My best friend says I shouldn't question pursuing writing as a career because I'm good at writing and enjoy doing it. So, should the amount of writing I do now (as a senior in high school who has yet to take a college course) be a concern over or influence whether I should pursue writing? If yes, where will I most comfortably fit in the writing scene (like what kind of writer will I be)?
Edit: I also thought it was worth mentioning that when my best friend and I hang out or chat, most of time and fun is spent collaborating in writing projects, and we have a handful of substantial works in progess that we're both personally and emotionally invested in.