I'm going to be a kickass teacher soon.
I don't need you bringing me down anymore!
So what if I my art has suffered. My career is going to flourish! I can still draw. I can still get better. I only need to practice when there is time.
After grading papers, between creating lesson plans and eating, maybe even 1 hour of that 3 hours I'll give myself to do whatever the hell I want on tumblr, reddit and other miscellaneous internet things.
A doodle counts. One elaborately detailed eye and its bastard sibling count. Poorly drawn shipping things count.
It all counts!