When I was applying to colleges after high school, I only applied to Art School without any verbal support nor negations from anyone except an aunt who is now in a mental state of mind. Not because of art, but because of men. Maybe I'm already mad, or I've overcome madness by being honest and true to myself while trusting in God.
What makes sense to you? Are you allowing men or man to deter your pursuits? Or are you being intimidated by the reality of opposing statistics which seem to dictate indelible failure?
Go after your dreams, actively and creatively, embracing the statistics of life only as learning opportunities of which you need to overcome. God speed and breathe.