Once upon a time
Once upon a time I painted in Greece. This was back in 2007. I had been working for a few years out of school, trying to figure out how I was going to make a living as an artist. I had just started really dabbling in painting but I realized I really didn’t know how to paint. However, I enjoyed doing it and thought this might be the type of work that I would really enjoy doing for the rest of my life. If I wanted to continue I’d need to push myself. Then, as if by Providence, in the mail came a brochure for continuing studies from the arts college I attended. There were different study abroad programs and the one for Greece was a painting program. So, I did what I don’t know that most artists would do, well I can’t really say for sure because I don’t know, but maybe I had such a desire to be in paint that I thought this was the best opportunity for me to try to really learn. So, I signed up and a few months later hopped a plane to Greece. This experience would be what really cemented to myself that I want to be a painter. It only took me to go halfway around the world, to show me. Honestly, it’s really the chances you take that allow you to chase your dreams. It’s when those opportunities that arise and that you seize them that make the dream come true. Whether you succeed or fail really doesn’t matter, it’s the chances you take try to grab onto that golden ring of what you want your life to be. And for me Greece will forever be the place that helped me to believe in me and gave me a clear vision of what I’m going to be.