I grew up in a family where my mother wouldn't accept any career unless I had the title of "Reverend" in front of it. She passed away two years ago and while I miss her dearly, I'm still not sure she knew what I did for a living. I had explained it repeatedly and she never seemed too interested. She never told me she was proud of me and was disappointed that I didn't go into the ministry. It was a challenging way to grow up, not feeling much support from my family. It created lots of fear and doubt. Sometimes I still feel insecure about my decisions, even though I have been doing voiceovers now for over 30 years.
When trying to accomplish your objectives and goals, stay away from cynical glass-half-empty folks who will only bring you down. Typically, when people discourage you, they are wrestling with demons of their own. For example, when I took a leap of faith and started my own voiceover b