In every persons’ life there is a point where on their path to be whats considered a professional, they’re considered an amateur. Whether that be by their own definition or by those around them. They work hard at their craft and feel like they just haven’t made it yet. Maybe because people aren’t taking them seriously yet, or because they haven’t made any money from their craft yet, or maybe they aren’t getting the opportunities that others around them (i.e. professionals) are getting.
Sometimes people feel like they’re not professional because they still feel like their skill is developing.
Nothing wrong with that I guess.
But I tend to look at the difference between what separates an amateur from a professional as something completely different.