Sorry if its gonna be a long read. I don’t really know where else to go for this. So right now I can either go for art or IT. Neither of them I would say I love doing but their pretty much all I got going for me. My little sister (emphasis on little) is already selling paintings (its really tough making art when your little sister is already better at it) and that isn’t really helping my already low self esteem. My mom telling me to think up jobs that are more “realistic” or “safe” isn’t helping either.
Arts pretty much just something I do for fun or when I feel like it. A lot of people back at high school put me down for it so I’ve been doing it a lot less for the past few years. I’m still seen as the best in my class for it though (still not as good as my sister <_<). I've been told by people who took up an art career that they really need to stand out to get really good pay but I'm really REALLY bad at social interaction. The fact that i was raised around Americans made it that i don't speak my native language so that didn't help none.
As for coding, I'm okay with programs or websites not working and I'm okay with spending hours on hours just for finding out what went wrong or adding a little extra detail. Its something I'm just okay with. I don't see it as something ill be doing for the rest of my life but i don't really need to talk to anyone other than my boss so that's a plus.
I know this response is very late and you have probably already made your mind but you should do what makes you happy. Honestly. If you are passionate about art you should do it and with an art degree you aren't just limited to being an artist. You can also become a curator, a teacher, work for an artist, etc. Although, I have faith that you will make it as an artist. Just remember, you miss 100% of the shots you don't take. Also, don't worry about the social interaction thing. It is honestly something that you grow out of when you go to college and meet more people like yourself. You probably just need to be around more people like yourself and if you become an art major you will constantly be around people with similar interests that you will feel more comfortable and open around. Also, who knows. You could become the next Keith Haring or Salvatore Dali and the world could miss out on the next best artist of our generation because you didn't take the risk.
Good luck in your future endeavors and dream big :)
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