People aren't always straightforward about what they take issue with, but just like a paper cut, it's the small comments that hurt the most:
Are you sure that's the best idea?
Why don't you try it this way?
Because this is the right way for me, and this is what I want to do.
So what if it doesn't work out?
Then my dream crumbles. This might be the most important thing
I've ever set out to do.
No, I'm not done yet: not even close. Yes, there's news to come. For now, though, know I'm happy out here, making a ton of memories and exploring NoVA and the rest of the DMV...and there are much, much bigger things to come. They're so close I can taste them, and to be honest, I don't really care about the naysayers. So if you want to offer something, maybe make it excitement, or at least encouragement.
Don't seek approval: seek what you want.