For the past few years I have a participated in a few different career days at local high schools. While I gave up teaching years ago, I do look forward to these few hours. Typically, I am on a panel with a few other artists. We each share a glimpse into our careers and then have time for questions. There is always a student in the room who not only wishes to pursue a career as an artist, but wishes to do so independently as an entrepreneur. To these students, and to all students actually, I always encourage them to treat everyone they come across with kindness.