Jason, do you have a better topic?
Maria, I don't know a quick solution:((( If I can say anything useful, it is more about what happens over years.
Namely: you have two goals, not one. First preserving the good things you have. Second, obtaining freedom.
I understand how u feel. In my past my mom also don’t want me to be an artist or drawing a picture . They want me to be a doctor or an accountant. But I try to explain with the reason. That time i had big agrument with them too.But have to take time , be patient and don’t give up. Maybe you no need to told them what u would like to do.and keep doing to reach your goals.
If your parents really didn’t listen what u said, so u give them a choice. For an example: Can u give me a time try to do this , if I doing well and success so mom and dad have to support me but if I cannot do that well so I will do that u would like me to do. But when u give a choice u have to sure that u can do it very good
80-90% so after that u can doing what u want because u proof it already. Maybe it’s hard time but u have to work hard with your passion . Don’t give up and keep doing. I believe that you can do it.