I still see someone's face twitch a bit when they try to understand me.

It's not common, but it happens enough to remind me that I'm a bit of a mutant.  One foot in the business world, one foot in the creative world.  A third foot in a parallel universe (well, hello rabbit hole!)

What a wonderful world we live in!  We've never enjoyed such freedom, inclusivity, technological benefits, medical advancements, just overall quality of life than right now.  No matter what the social media ducks or the sensationalism on t.v. focus on, it's a great time to be alive.

Everything is great but it seems no one is happy.

Everyone has a piece of cake, but it's the wrong size, shape or color.

We have a heart problem.  We're visually diabetic.  God is great but people suck.

So how does a sensitive creative person navigate the greatness and the misery?

Check your own heart.  Remind yourself of your own definition of success.

If you can be at peace wearing a funny costume or drawing caricatures or simply being present in the moment to make someone else's life a little better, then someone else's definition of success holds no weight.

The choice is yours!