I kept out of the fine arts during my travels through academia on purpose, I think because I had some sense of "protecting" those pursuits in myself. I didn't want the official training! That said, my one daring leap to declare a music minor while in college (just a minor!) was a great choice and turned out to be a big source of joy and excitement!
I avoided artistic endeavors all that time to commit to academics, though I took (and very much enjoyed!) singular courses throughout both high school and college. I thoroughly enjoyed my studies in Anthropology and never doubted my personal notion that I should not go to school for the arts, but for other subjects.
Now I am living my life in the arts, visual and musical, and I love it! I love having my background of science, history and language and now committing myself securely to art. It worked out well, tiring as it was to wait!
So I am here to grow. I have chosen to get my artistic education now, after schooling, in whatever manner becomes me. Here are the results!