@Charlie-Eve-Ryan Hey Charlie! Thanks for the feedback. Makes a lot of sense, except for one thing I don't understand... How exactly would getting an amateur agent slow down my progress a lot?
And yup I'm an SVS subscriber (I thought you had to be actually to use these forums) and an avid YouTube tutorial watcher. I even have my own youtube channel with tutorials that part of my self-imposed study curriculum (more on that in the comment above if you're interested). I discovered SVS through watching Will's videos, which are an awesome inspiration. In fact the video that made me finally actually decide to take art seriously and make it my career about a year ago was the great interview between Will and Mel.
Oh, and here's the link to my channel if interested in checking that out
I imagine you might think I am in no place to give advice, but I heard once that it's easiest to learn from someone who'd just one step ahead of you rather than a master, because the person who's just a step ahead remembers what it's like going through the struggle! So my videos are catered to beginners etc. But I really just started the channel as a tool to keep myself accountable to my own study curriculum, as in order to teach something I just studied I'd have to feel confident that I know it sufficiently well...
But as you said, art is a lifelong... ummm stuggle might not be the right word... journey. Yea, let's go with that!