Sometimes you just have to do the things you love to make your life complete. Would my life be complete if I were just a teacher? No. Would it be complete if I were only a farm hand? Probably not. Only an artist? No on that point too. But when I mish-mash all those things together, I get one really happy girl. Sometimes it's tough to find time for all of them, and when I'm grumpy, I know I've been focusing on one thing at the cost of another and it's time to reevaluate. It took a few years to figure out that I needed all three in my life to be complete: teaching, farming, and painting. But when I see how happy I am now, it's hard to regret the road it took to here.