Today I was thinking about happiness as well as reading about creativity which seems to go hand in hand at this point in my life. One of the things I realized was that it is important for me to surround myself with people who support what I am trying to do. I get a great feeling of happiness when someone is interested in the things that I am learning about even though they themselves may never become involved in what I am doing. In my writing classes everyone is so supportive of each other. People share real feelings and emotions. They laugh and they cry with people they did not know just a few weeks before. It has been amazing to see how easily people connect through their stories. I have had not had the same experience in my art classes and I am not sure why. Maybe I am not as confident. Maybe I don't share enough of myself through my art as I do through my writing. It is something that I will need to think about. I do know that I want to continue both but I am looking for an art class where I can create art that doesn't have to look like anything but what it turns out to be. I want to create pictures that don't have to be perfect for people to enjoy them. I just want my pictures to make people smile and feel happy. So here's to finding a class where people may come in looking very traditional but leave feeling joyful and happy. Here's to choosing to be happy through meeting creative people everywhere.