I have my dream job as a freelance Disney artist. But as a kid and as a person, I was very average and ordinary. I was a ‘good’ kid, and didn’t get into trouble, but I wasn’t outstanding or special. I was quiet, didn’t really have a lot of close friends, but spent a lot of my time when I was young drawing cartoon characters.
Although I liked to draw and I loved Disney, when I was young, I didn’t really think I could become a Disney artist. I think that was mainly because I didn’t know any Disney artists personally, or any successful artists for that matter. Although I eventually worked for Disney, I think that if I had actually known a successful artist when I was young, I would have thought that it was possible to be a Disney artist earlier than I did, I would have had a role model to show me that it was possible.
That’s why I’m sharing my story, because I want to let people know that whatever your dream job is, it’s possible to get it. And I mean any job, not just working for Disney.