PHATandy- Thank you very much, sir! I will.
ExiledRed- Oh, I'm not giving up on learning to be a good artist. I've just decided I no longer want to be a Graphic Designer, not because I think I'm a bad artist or that GDers are not appreciated- but because I want my main career path to be in software engineering. I'm planning to be an amazing programmer- and then an amazing artist.
It's secondary now is all. Thank you for the insight though. I appreciate it very much so.