So, I actually did it. I found a job in my field. No one’s more surprised than I am. It’s not that I don’t think I deserve it, it is just that there are so many good digital artists out there and I was lucky enough to land a job at a wonderful company. All of my hard work finally paid off. All those long hours and late nights staring at a computer screen were not for nothing. For over four years computer generated imagery has consumed my life. Art has been a part of my life way before that. Ever since I was in the first grade and I found out that I could draw. I drew a bird all by myself and ever since then I have loved creating art. In the third grade I decided that I wanted to be an animator. I wanted to follow in Walt Disney’s footsteps, and who’s a greater role model than the man who created the mouse? My goals went astray sometimes, but they always went back to animation. That was until I found out that everything is now done on the computer. You see, I wanted to create hand drawn animations. I stuck with my dream even though technology was taking over. We didn’t get our first computer until I was in the sixth grade, so it was something new I had to learn. In college I learned to love creating art with the computer. My second year I came across the art of compositing. I knew that compositing was what I was meant to do, so I decided to concentrate on that. I worked hard on every project and I never gave up. If I didn’t know how to do something I asked my teacher or I researched it on my own. I set my goals high and I didn’t stop until I achieved them. I didn’t have a life, my school work was my life. I lived in South Florida for three years and the first time I went to the beach was the week I graduated. I locked myself away and concentrated on achieving my goals, and it worked. I now how an amazing job and I am truly blessed. Now I just have to concentrate on finishing my training.