Guess what - you are going to have to work harder and longer and with more hurdles than you ever imagined.
You will confront obstacles that you find ridiculous and awful.
Most people you cross paths with will be saying to you:
NO NO NO
But you have to keep on.
The dominant culture does not always see the beauty/importance/worth of the creative path.
The dominant culture is not out to help you be the true authentic person you were born to be.
You have to go for it yourself, and you will get there, you will take one step at a time and reach a place of creative achievement you never dreamed of.
Because I KNOW the universe supports those of us who step off the treadmill, and on to a path of beauty.
I KNOW the universe is honored with each small effort to build bridges and connections and to allow the quiet individual voice of truth be heard over the cacaphony of money and achievement and greed.
NO - you won't be famous.
NO - you won't make a lot of money.
NO - you won't be given prizes and asked to give speeches.
But your one small voice will be healing and beautiful for anyone who hears it, your one small commitment to saying your truth gently and with care will change all the ones who hear it and read it and follow it.
"Don't let the bastards get you down," as they say. . . .
Just keep at it.
Keep at the creative work that you are called to do, whatever it is, even if it makes no money - if it is your calling, it is what you must do.
"When we sit down day after day and keep grinding, something mysterious starts to happen... Unseen forces enlist in our cause; serendipity reinforces our purpose." --Steven Pressfield