After 35 years in Sales and Marketing, I was facing retirement with a lot of trepidation and not too happy with that “retirement age number” that goes along with that Social Security Check. On a whim, I signed up for an Art Class and I have never stopped learning. WOW! It was the greatest gift I ever gave myself! From that first class I have found a whole new lease on life, a creative side of me that I never knew existed, a great group of new friends, and a passion and purpose to get up every day and explore my world and put it on canvas. Now, 6 years later, that “retirement age number” only means that I am FREE to create the world I am excited to live in!