This truly resonates with me because as long as I can remember I felt an urge to create. Anything really. The arts just happened to be the true connection I had with the people around me. It enabled me to express myself in ways that were necessary. Whether it was drawing, capturing my vision through a lens, writing and playing music, digital design, creating unique spaces, collage, putting my thoughts and feelings on paper, or painting… I dove in and opened myself up to theworld. Creating was something I was born to do. It keeps me alive. It gives me purpose. The desire that fuels the fire within me will never fade. It’s just not possible. I simply cannot imagine who I would be without it. So I honor the gifts I hold and spread as much beauty as I can. I’m just so grateful.