In 2007, about 6 months before my daughter was born. I had a breakdown one day. I was frustrated with my web design job and felt as though I might never push myself hard enough to become a matte painter. I began to think that maybe it would be best if I gave up my dream and focused on the reality of life as a designer.
But thankfully I realized that I would not be setting a good example for my daughter if I gave up. How could I expect her to follow her dreams if I had not?
Every day she gives me new strength to pursue a career in matte painting.