Creativity is my life. I have shaped my life to have the freedom to chase whatever my latest creative endeavor may be. I work for myself, as a graphic designer, because my bipolar requires the flexibility. It is this flexibility that allows me to volunteer at Haven House (a domestic abuse shelter) every Friday teaching art. I chose to be an aunt rather than a mother. My boyfriend gets my passion and understands my necessity to create. My creativity grounds me, it is my spirituality. I find inspiration in the life right outside my door and the world inside me. I am happiest when I am creating. Creativity is the essence of all that I am.