About 20 years ago, I saw a quote spray painted on the side of my favorite cafe. It said:

“Don’t measure your life by how many breaths you take, but by what takes your breath away.”

I was going through a difficult time, being at uni and working two jobs to make ends meet, and it occurred to me that I was doing very little that actually did, in fact, take my breath away.

That quote inspired me to make some pretty big changes in my life, which led me on a path that I’m incredibly happy to be on.



People have asked me whether I feel that I am “winning” at life or not. I suppose that some people might think so, while others would balk at choices I’ve made, and where I’ve ended up.