Melissa, a life-long artist, took many years to fully embrace her creative career. Prior to committing to her calling as a creative, Melissa worked for the State of California, specializing in forms and publications, content editing, and writing policy and procedure for nearly 9 years. Though she was successful, Melissa found this path did not fulfill her innate creativity. After much self deliberation, she chose to fully embrace each of her artistic facets (in no particular order: singing, acting, writing and art) in her life. Now her goal is to remove the word "or" from her life, seeking to fully commit to a mentality of abundance and inclusion -- to embody "and."