Possible to get 3D education w/o going to school?

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Okay, so I've always wanted to get into animation. I am 100% prepared to get my feet wet and dive in but I have absolutely no income to even think about going to school. I've gone so far as to make fake emails for Autodesk, downloaded all that, I've pirated a few other programs along the way.

I'm ready to try and make a career out of this. I know eventually I'm going to have to pay for this stuff, any income I get is going towards buying the programs, but is this a feasible idea? It's going to take me years anyways to get good at these programs but is it possible I could pull off an education on my own? I'm already signed up for cgpersia, I'm downloading a bunch of courses. I've been watching a bunch of youtube videos. I have a bunch of ebooks for on the go.

Am I crazy or is this possible?