I’m so grateful for my parents. I wasn’t the easiest kid for a minister to have. And while I didn’t realise it at the time, I’m so glad they allowed me the room to develop as an artist and never tried to shoehorn me into anything, despite how much easier it would have been for them. I wish I had been more aware and grateful of this as a kid. I just assumed that because I was good at art, therefore I deserved to have art classes, lego, and anything else my little heart desired.
I’m grateful to have them in my life now, the older I get the more I realise that I am exactly like them. It’s really good to have someone in your life who sees the world the way you do and is a bit further along in the road, so they can tell you what’s up ahead.