It was an amazing experience to open the doors and run my own gallery. I moved into the former Yates St loft of artist Jimmy Wright. I had 2000 sq/ft of downtown Victoria space to paint and play in while I attended full-time university. Learning entrepreneurship in a text book was applied to the real world as nothing helps you grow faster than jumping in with both feet and just doing it. I learned a lot about myself and what I could handle and what I wanted to handle. It built up stamina and perseverance, which would serve me well in my future endeavours.