Take your work seriously, but not yourself. I think a lot of photographers get caught up in nonsense. They worry about their work in all sorts of ways. Don’t waste time and energy worrying. Just go out and have fun, see the world around you and keep shooting. If you’re passionate, devoted and maybe have some talent in 10 or 20 years you might have a nice body of work. If you don’t, at least you had fun along the way!!