Success or succeeding is not an end goal -- it's an ongoing process. You climb a mountain, reaching the top only to find it's a foothill and there are plenty more to come.
I felt like I was on top of the world for a while -- a wonderful husband, two great kids and the requisite dog. We owned our own business and were succeeding -- or so I thought. The recession sneaked up on us and our lives changed forever.
Was it bad? For a while, it was. Is it getting better? Yes!
I still have my wonderful husband, two great kids and a requisite dog. This is my story of defeat that gave wings to a new direction in life.