Encountering some hard times has made me realize a few things about myself personally. Since I am constantly faced with the phrase "in this economic climate" and "health care reform" and "budget cuts are preventing us from hiring right now", I have found solace in my artistic side. This blog has been one of the many outcomes of self discovery. I thought this particular picture portrayed exactly what I feel at this moment. Life can be ugly, but let's make life pretty however we can. I got this picture from one of my favorite blogs-Piewacket.