Pretty much gonna always open these with a thank you. So thanks a ton for listening and more for replying. These issues are really a thing I struggle with constantly, just at different levels of intensity. Most people I work with or talk to don't understand my passion or the work I try to do. So while I might not be put down by my peers or family (as much, there are still some lingering elements there) I do tend to be more reclusive these days as to avoid dealing with the situation altogether.
Aside from that I find support from my wife mostly (and the community of course) and I'm even getting help from some pretty established people. It's nice to talk to people who understand what I'm trying to accomplish, so that also is a really big help.