You don’t need external approval. People are often quick to judge but they don’t really know your situation, feelings and motives. Just remember that you are worthy; don’t doubt it. You don’t need to fit in anyone’s box.
Do what you love but don’t push too hard. Have patience with yourself: this life is not a competition, even if society makes you believe it is. There are no deadlines, only progressive growth.
“[…] it is enough to believe in yourself. Everything is there in you.” – Amma