Martin, don’t worry about what your parents think. I know it’s stressful because you don’t want to disappoint them but if your happy, that’s all that matters. My ambitions are to become a tattoo artist. My rents are livid. It made things awkward with them for a bit, and every time I bring it up they do the same thing: “keep your options open, what you want to do now may not be what you want to do later, blah blah blah”. They might be right, I could be making the wrong choice but how do you know if you don’t at least try? Life has a really awesome way of just working itself out eventually, even if you do make the wrong choice. My mom was a drug addict for 10 years, and even she was able to sort her life out. I’m proud of you for getting into that school, if it means anything. If your ex isn’t interested in talking to you or sharing in your excitement, she probably just needs space for the time being. I wouldn’t let it get to you.