“Success is when you have the courage to fight for your dream, your character, and your integrity with everything you’ve got. It means taking huge risks, over and over, and saying, ‘I gave it my best.'” – Piper Mackay
Everyone’s definition of success is different and ultimately it boils down to what matters to you and what makes you happy. For some success could be owning a fancy car or having a closet filled with designer clothes. For me, success is being able to decide how I spend my time. Last year, when I learned she had cancer, I decided that spending as much time as possible with my dog meant more to me than anything so I left the Bay Area and moved back to San Diego. No amount of material gain was going to be worth more to me than being with her during her last months and if I had the chance to do it over I would do things exactly the same. It takes courage to define success on your own terms but to live life by someone else’s standards will never satisfy you.