No. I never really thought it would work. Back then in Sweden no one really had made a living out of music, at least not outside of Sweden. Abba was around. That's it really. This was before Europe etc. I thought I might join Abba. After all... I was the best drummer in Sweden... in my own mind. :-) Then again as young and inexperienced it is usually your head and your ego that gets blown out of proportions. I went to electrical engineering school for four years and directly after that tele-combat school in the Swedish navy (mandatory). At the age of nearly 22 I started to give up. Abba disbanned and the band I was in, Silver Mountain, was not really making the progress we expected. I enlisted for five years in collage at technical physics but before starting I went to Yngwie and asked him if I could join his band. I could and for this I owe him eternally... or I would have to become a civil engineer. But in hindsight, it would have been ok too. Being a musician is not always the glamour and excitement people think.
When I was younger I had issues with self respect and I wanted to "show everybody" I amounted to something. It was also because my father was famous and people kept comparing me with him all the time, which I hated. Maybe since he died early on and it brought back bad memories. I wanted to matter too. But being a musician you get to see the world and you have to deal with different cultures which is very interesting. This is also true if you are a travelling engineer. In case I would have become one... I would have liked to be travelling.