There will always be people in your life who want to tell you what to do, how to live and who to be, they are doing this out of control or fear. Control because they only know one way to be and can not understand why you don’t want to be like them, or fear that if you don’t do it their way you may become someone who will leave them. These are not healthy motivations and much as you love them they will hold you back.
You do have choices you can explain to them that you are doing it your way, you can just do it your way and take the criticism or you could walk away. But you must be true to yourself and follow your own path.
If you look closely there will be people who will support you and encourage you all the way even if you fail along the way.