You don’t have to justify yourself to anyone, hun. You are a good, kind person and what job you have does not define your worth. Unless you are going to genuinely meet up with people you care about there is no reason on earth to hang around with people who will make you feel rotten. You deserve better.
If there are a few select people you wanna see from school meet up with them privately ^_^. Much more fun! Hell I doubt anyone at my high school shares any of my interests, and none of them are animators.Source: redforresolve