Don’t be handcuffed to someone else’s dream.

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After college, we went off to make a living. One of my friends married a pre-med student. For twelve years, she worked various jobs as they moved from place to place, in pursuit of his medical degree, then internship, then fellowship, then specialty, and finally for his practice.

After he completed his training, they started a family. Their last child went to college this year. When we talked, I asked about her art…