Nate, I did not read your Medium story that did not attract positive feedback, nor the response from the Facebook group. I wasn’t a part of either of these because if I had been I would have responded with something like:
The world needs you and your creativity. Need.
Don’t listen to the advice of others. If you want it, Make. It. Happen. Tighten up the budget, side hustle your ass off, believe in yourself because in the end it’s all that’s really going to matter. Have confidence in yourself and your goals and others will follow. Kick ass and shine. Fuck up and learn from those mistakes.
If it’s in your heart it was meant to be.