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When I stumbled upon this stretch of highway a few years ago, it reminded me of my life, and the many challenges and adversities I’ve faced along the way. Having been so engrained in corporate America and focused upon attaining materialistic goals, there was a cost, and it came at the expense of my integrity and relationships with loved ones...

As a partner in an engineering firm, status and financial stability was something I had worked hard for, but years of long hours and an overbearing corporate culture began to negatively affect my health. A long, tearful introspective self-evaluation made me realize that the damage didn’t stop there, as my marriage, kids, and values had all been compromised. Most painful was not being present for many of our children’s milestones, as those moments can never be relived.

While it is important to set goals and strive to achieve them, it’s really the journey that defines who we are, in how we react to those curves life throws at us. For me, it was time to let go and move on… time to trust God, knowing that He would provide for all of our needs… and time to be true to myself by following my heart, and doing what I love to do. And, although sometimes it’s a struggle making a living as an artist, I can honestly say that I have NO regrets. : )

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