One of the good things about work is that it usually has the potential to transform us, if we are open to that. I've thought many times throughout the past few years about how art is a great tool of change in my own life. It seems to have a great knack for teaching me the exact things I need to be learning. Sometimes I forget this, as it is easy to just be irritated and resist seeming obstacles or frustrations that come with the creative path.
But the reality is, freedom often comes from the things we resist. If we can embrace those things instead of fight them, it allows a chance for what has controlled us to finally come to the surface and be recognized and released. It actually leads us to a place of liberation.