Want to be happy? Animation is hard and happiness is a key ingredient in your success as an animator. Success can be defined in many ways, but the way we feel when we strive for our goals should always lean towards the side of joy and happiness. Here we discuss many of the emotional aspects of being an animator. When aspiring to be a professional artist, having a grasp on these topics can help you eliminate many unnecessary obstacles from your path to greatness. In my college career I experienced the distraction that comes with living as an unhappy artist. It is now my goal to help animators find joy in their craft that will be sustainable along their path from art as a hobby to defining your career. Without it art becomes a job again. When we focus on ourselves in this area, we can truly nourish our creative soul.