Thanks guys. Don't worry I won't post everything I do. In fact, looking around the site I've seen some pretty impressive things and am pretty intimidated to post anything.
I have the open mind and the desire for sure. I can develop a thicker skin, but at this point I just don't want to be discouraged.
I'll keep an eye out for some classes. That's probably just what I need. For right now, I've been wondering around town with a sketch pad. I try to at least spend two hours a day drawing.
I'm definitely going to keep plugging away. I don't give up easy.