I am in the process of scanning my slides (slides? They must be old) and I am learning some things. First of all, I am not sure what I think about what I am seeing. I think I see the beginnings of my style or at least my interests. I can see that I knew little or nothing about composition, light, exposure, well, in a nutshell, I knew little or nothing about photography. Once in a while, I come across an image that makes me smile because I can see the beginnings of something. It must have been luck or maybe something lying in wait. I have thousands of slides to scan which tells me that I didn't give up. Not very many of them are useful for printing, but they are useful to see how I have (hopefully) made progress in my use of color, composition, and the other factors that I can now use to convey an emotion or thought or just something I like through a photograph.
These old slides are also reminding me of some really good times. I can tell that I was enjoying the effort to make some sort of art. The photographs are of things in which I still have an interest. That must mean that even back then I knew what I liked. At least I hope so.
My newer photographs are sort of like the old ones only with some experience, knowledge, new equipment, and the same enjoyment behind them. If you are struggling with your art, hang in there. We may never become famous or rich, but learning to create art is one of the greatest pleasures of creating art. Work your way toward how you want your art to look or what you want it to say. Knowledge is power. Sorry, I couldn't help it.