Finding your freedom can be as simple as reading a book, taking hike, shopping, but for me it is painting. I can lose myself in painting. Teaching and art is a passion, but with many passions you can care so much that it causes you to feel stressed and overworked. This happens a lot, in fact I am like the energizer bunny where I just keep going until I get burned out. One thing I always do (that seems to amaze people when they ask what I did last weekend) is paint. I can get lost in the layers of paint and the best thing is if I hate it....It doesn't matter, I just paint right over it. Art can stress me out depending on what it is I am doing, but more importantly why it is I am doing it. Therefor, I always have a side painting of nothing. This is the painting that I can do when I need to just let go and not think about what it will be, I just create to create.