When it comes time to step out into the world, and start building your life, how will you proceed? Will you put together your portfolio, scatter it to the digital wind, and hope for the best? Are you willing to turn down a job that isn't interesting, or doesn't push you in the right direction? Or will you say to yourself, "Well, I'll just do this for now, and work on doing what I really want to do in the meantime"?
That side project you'd really like to be working on full time, that job across the ocean, that long trip. They aren't going to fall into your lap. Make up your mind, commit, and follow through or it won't ever happen. Be scrappy.