I see. It was mostly the same way for me too, I have always enjoyed drawing ever since I was a little kid. But back then I didn't see it as anything important or special, I just loved doing it. But 5 years ago when I was 15, I showed some of my fanart to my friends and they were really impressed and said that I could do something with my art someday. That was kind of a plot twist in my story because at that moment I gained a passion for art I never had before and started to see actual potential in it. So, words really can make or break a person.