There is nothing more meaningful than being true to yourself and finding your own voice. Follow your heart and don't let anyone discourage you.
It is vital for artists to nurture and protect that which will make their vision unique.
If you must have a rule to follow, I would suggest cultivating a dialogue with your inner voice... If you listen to the clues your own images offer, the resulting work will be fresh, and authentic. Fall in love with your world...
We need to go inward instead of outward, and learn to trust our own inner guide, preserving our identity and finding the answers from within.
I was surprised that each expert cared for different images, and had varied suggestions for how to continue my work. If each expert had been my teacher, I would have pursued four different directions, and lost my way.