"Life is really short and you have to just keep going, and you have to do the things that make you happy, and you have to take risks. Not everyone is going to agree with you. So you have to just be brave and be willing to be wrong sometimes; be willing to fall sometimes; be willing to be put in danger sometimes."
Just Keep Going
Take in what others are doing and listen to feedback, but don't let them change who you are.
You don't have to do things the way that they have been done.
You don't have to do things the way they are being done now.
Art is not always butterflies and rainbows. Art can heal.
Not everyone is going to agree with you.
Be brave. Be willing to fail. Be willing to be put in danger.
It's important to find and build communities to support each other.
Accept that rejection will always be part of your career.
Life is short. Do the things that make you happy and just keep going.