It’s 1am so I’m sorry for the people who won’t see this. But if you want confidence and don’t know how to get it, a really good way is to be confident in other people. When you walk into Starbucks, think, “damn, that barista’s hair is da bomb!” Or when you go to school, think, “my teacher is rocking that skirt!” When you start seeing everyone as being beautiful, at some point you realize that you’re everyone too.
Spoiler alert: adulthood is 96% of you going “well, I hope this is how it works and I’ll keep doing it till someone yells at me”
Don’t you ever apologize for being an artist. Do not let others question your degree. They NEED you and what you have to offer. Think about it. What do those sad people who work in their cubicles do at the end of the day to lift their spirits? They watch a movie. They read a book. They always go back to the artist. So pursue your career purposefully and vigorously. You owe it to those unhappy people.