People thought I was crazy when I sold the business. I retired to pursue my art. They would say, "You are so successful. You are a CEO. Why would you do that?" Well I loved the people... But the mundane repetition over too many years dulled my senses. One more product. One more plan. One more budget. One more season. I was not getting any sense of satisfaction. And the pressure was immense. It was killing me a little bit each day.
When I paint, and blow things up there is a tremendous release. An explosion. A satisfaction. A "love" of what I'm doing and what I make. Time suspends. Stress disappears.
So it became pretty clear to me. Light the fuse. Create. Live. Boom!