One of my students came up to me and said "Ms. Roldan, I think you found happiness." I smiled and thought that is kind of a weird thing to notice considering I am generally a very happy person. But I was curious why this was on her mind. She explained "Well, you wake up and come to work where you teach the youth how to be creative; at work, you, also, get to explore and play with mediums with your students and learn something together; you create your Mizzles and make up fun stories; you draw every day; and you are pursuing your dream of becoming a children's book author/illustrator, while doing all of the rest. You are constantly being creative and loving what you do... you have found true happiness!" She is absolutely right!
But living a life in creativity isn't the secret to my happiness. I have always managed to be creative in some way or form. And it is true that I am currently in this constant state of creativity, which keeps me very happy. It is finally seeing me for who I am and what I am truly capable of that makes me happy. I know my flaws and have rediscovered my strengths. I refuse to judge myself, but to love the imperfect me. I have come to realize that it is never too late to pursue your dreams; and you are never too old to stop dreaming. I have come to understand that no matter how bad things get there really is no need to stress or worry because it will all manage to work itself out; it always does. It has taken a lot of bumps in the road for me to finally reach this state of happiness. It was really nice to find out others can see how happy I am.