The weird thing about writing "classes" is that they are graded and judged by opinion, and we all know what most opinions are worth. I went to one writing workshop a few years ago and that was okay but it sucked having to pay for it, that was a better experience than the college class. I took journalism for two years in high school and that ironically made me less interested in it.I actually used to be of a similar mind - I really wanted to be an investigative journalist as a career but liked the idea of writing fiction as a kind of deeper personal fulfillment pursuit. Ironically it was a college writing workshop that just killed any confidence I had in doing that.
Photography was a bit like that for me. I've had three "professional" photography jobs and they were okay but I am a lot happier taking random pictures, editing them and maybe only showing my mom after the fact. Peoples' opinion can be the worst motivation killer. It sucks to feel like you can't share things as much as you would like but it helped me a lot to realize that I am happier keeping things private than being openly ridiculed by people I likely don't even care about.