I had always dreamed of being an artist, but it was truly just a dream — I never seriously considered it a possibility. With the exception of a few classes in high school and college, I never had any formal training. When you're growing up, people say that you can do anything you want when you're older, but not everyone thinks of art as a practical career. 

When I started undergrad, I knew I wanted to go into the sciences, and decided to attend pharmacy school. After graduating in 2009, I spent 10 years working as a pharmacist in Lexington, Kentucky, first as a retail pharmacist at CVS and Meijer, and then as a hospital pharmacist at University of Kentucky Hospital. During that time, I was making art to give as gifts, and I was really just creating for the joy of it. I decided to start sharing my work on Instagram, but I really wasn't trying to sell anything, and people certainly weren't asking to buy. 

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