I can't tell my family what my dream is in life out of fear.
5 months ago
Firstly, I'm 16.
Since I was 12, I've started writing this story with multiple characters and even designed around a dozen of them and I'm pretty pleased with how a lot of them look.
The story is basically about this orphan girl named Elizabeth who finds herself lost in an unfamiliar forest. Little does she know this will change her life forever. The characters in later seasons (I think of this as a cartoon/TV show) they go to space, fight off a dictator Empire, go to different galaxies and planets, there's also magic, etc.
I really do love everything that I've written, and I think a lot of people will like it. I've got roughly a dozen characters that I've designed and I love them dearly. I've told a very close friend about it and he loves what I'm doing, and he wants me to pursue my dreams.
For example, I have a character named Kravgla, an aura that resembles a skull with horns made out of red and black clouds. He has a form of aerokinesis, where be can use gases and chemical combinations to create deadly toxins and physical forms to defeat enemies.
But, since I'm 16, I'm at a time where I really have to think about what I want to apply for in university and what I want to do with my life. I want to pursue animation and possibly even make this show happen so much out of aspiration alone but I'm worried my family will say no.
I told them that I'd want to pursue teaching out of the blue just so they would shut up with asking what I want to do with life. Yeah, teaching sounds nice but I want a job where its something different everyday and something I have a passion for. Teaching doesn't fulfill that for me. I don't know what to do. Plus, this drea. of mine isn't a guaranteed thing to happen. Not everyone dream comes true.
I'm at a crossroads. Either the show or do drag lol.
TL:DR: I'm 16 and too afraid to tell my parents what my dream is and what I want to do with life: make a cartoon/tv show that I've been writing for years.