As I was about to get into my usual pity party something stuck out to me. The question that was asked was “what is the meaning of success”? His next words would connect everything together and change everything. He said that success was doing what you want to do, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want. It was like something exploded within my head. Because of that statement I made a discovery. The word YOU was in every statement he was making! I realized that somewhere along the way I had modeled my life around what other people thought success was and the things that I assumed I needed to pursue to get there. At that moment, for the first time in years, I asked myself “what does Meiyoko want”? Instantly a feeling of hope took over me.