I hear you Zach. I have been at many of the same crossroads. Where I found a way out of my depression was to change my definition of success. My definition came from Earl Nightingale many years ago. It is, “progressively realizing a worthy ideal.” Check out his 1955 speech on You tube entitled “The Greatest Secret.”

I also stopped comparing myself to anyone. That was a recipe for disaster for me!

You keep writing, I’ll keep reading!


A believer in Lifelong Learning and Collaborative Wisdom, remembering Who I AM through essay, story, and poetry. Listening for narratives that nurture Life.

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