Don’t define yourself too soon. It takes time and patience. Finding one’s identity or “style” is a process, sometimes painful, sometimes exhilarating. Let it happen, but be consistent and work hard every day. Create a life both in work and play that is consistent with your aspirations. Show up; even if you’re disappointed or embarrassed with your work. Be brave and open to constructive criticism; don’t let every comment upset you, and don’t let anybody intimidate you.
How do you know if a course is right for you? You don’t. Do your research and hope for the best. Know that sometimes you have to stick it out; you will never lose from the experience. There is usually something redeeming about most experiences you may have – but also trust yourself enough to know when something or someone isn’t for you.