"As long I kept walking to the mountain I would be alright"

Fantastic commencement by Neil Gaiman. He also started as a journalist. That was only an excuse to actually becoming the person he knew he was destined to be. Absolutely worth 20 minutes of your time.

Go and do what you want to do, don't eve settle for less. Also, don't spend a lot of time on email. It's counter creative. 

"Make good art"