There is probably no more frequent a question asked of professional artists than how did you develop your own signature art style? Some artists take it as an opportunity, or responsibility to explain with great care and detail how it happened. For other artists it’s difficult to explain consciously, and even more difficult within the context of social media DMs and tweets.
Like many high school seniors I had very little idea what I wanted to study in college. Worse yet, I was fairly disorganized, a poor student overall, and had no real drive toward anything. I was competent at writing, and had some predilection toward art, but I could not see myself starving. That was the most assured path of course, since so many writers and artists die of malnutrition.