There was a time in my life when my art was my passion. I even started out in college as a straight up visual arts major. Unfortunately, I allowed parents, relatives and others to get in my ear. I changed my major to graphic design so I could get a good job. Well, I did just that and I have been working for nearly 7 years at that job. A recent trip to the cannabis dispensary has me looking at things a bit differently. When I was in school, myself and several of my classmates enjoyed recreational marijuana. Not only was it a great decompresser from school but using cannabis also was a great creative motivator. A friend came in town who uses sativa and indica products still and invited me to get something for myself. I chose an edible hybrid strain. And that night, I had a bit of an epiphany. While I am thankful to have my job and the decent living it provides, I just don’t like the trade off. There is a hole in my heart since I abandoned my passion. I saved half the hybrid strain edible for the next day. And I felt even more strongly that I wanted to pursue my passion. Due to that trip to the cannabis dispensary, I was able to work out a deal at work. I’ll maintain my job for now but they will help me go back to school to earn an MFA in the visual arts field that I have longed to be part of. So it appears I’ll even be able to advance my career while doing what I truly have wanted to do for a long time.