"...because I am a human with extra strong emotions, I do tend to fall flat on my face more often than not. Many of my logical friends maintain a much better balance than I do. What I am starting to realize (and it is a journey) is that people who are artistic tend to feel more intensely and therefore we hurt more intensely. That initial realization has helped me a lot to keep my emotions in check. I also have moved away from a “follow your dreams” mentality. The truth is what we dream about isn’t always going to happen. What we imagine for ourselves could be cut short by circumstance..."