finding the time is key too. you have to motivate yourself sometimes. you have to inspire yourself sometimes.
there are supporters and friends, parents and mentors, even strangers with good will. but you have to be your biggest fan and advocate.
love yourself, learn yourself, take care of yourself and your faculties, and then your experience will lend itself outward and into the world.
lemme know if you need a cheering session, because i can always help you out.