I've been teaching an art class at an elementary school. We discuss a new artist every week. They have all had very different styles but they did have one thing in common they all wanted to give up their dream of being an artist as some point. Sadly some people like Van Gogh took their own life before they saw their artistic dream come true. So the goal is to keep that dream alive even when it seems next to impossible to continue, and realize that sometimes it's closer than you think.