How to not let comparisons eat you up?
I wasn't sure where to post this, but getting career is a big goal of mine, so here goes.
I'm going to school for animation and multimedia. I'm researching on what type of things studios expect on a storyboard portfolio and man...talent is out there!
I'm in awe of these young artists but I'm also sick to my stomach. All I can think of is, "How can I ever catch up to that level of at skill?? Will I ever catch up?"
The pressure seems higher than ever for me because I'm almost 30 and I'm no closer to an animation related job than I was at 18. And with SA I can't just be a production assistant and work my way from there. I was a PA on a film (to try it out) and I had a panic attack after only working 1 day.
I love drawing, but it's far from easy when you have severe anxiety and depression. How do I stay motivated despite the competiton?