How much time do you spend worrying about what other people think of what you're doing? If you're not harming others or yourself, what's the harm in following what you'd love to do? Don't rely on other people to validate your wishes and desires. Sure, share the news of what you'd like to do with your life with others, but if they hate on your idea, don't allow that to change your mind.
Do you wonder if I got pushback when I started making squid, octopus and jellyfish wedding invitations? You bet! But it turns out they were more popular than some of the "conventional" designs I tried to fit in more with the nautical scene.
Here's another great quote about doing what you love, by Astronaut Chris Hayfield:
"Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow, and the day after that. Look at who you want to be, and start sculpting yourself into that person. You may not get exactly where you thought you’d be, but you will be doing things that suit you in a profession you believe in. Don’t let life randomly kick you into the adult you don’t want to become."
This quote is all over the internet, and I can't find the source, but if you know it, leave a comment and I'd be happy to link back to the original author/site.
For more inspiration, check out my Positive Quotes pinterest board