I realize I’m constantly searching for balance. Finding that balance is not easy, and every person has their way of doing so. For me, it is painting (at least for now).
I remember when I first arrived in Canada (I was just a little over five years old), aside from having to adapt to a new environment, going to school was a hurdle each day. Language was a huge barrier. Everything which was once so easily expressed became incredibly difficult to get across. I was struggling to precisely communicate my thoughts in words… so I did it with pictures. The “painting station” became my escape and also my haven. I was there all the time. It slowly helped build my confidence and find who I was. Thinking back, maybe I was finding a mental balance.