The shop’s garage is filled with work, and the day goes by quickly while I’m working. I measure success (if I happen to feel like measuring it) partly by financial progress, but mostly by personal growth. For example, a while back I decided to respect myself by not checking up on people from my previous relationship.
Aside from growth, there’s also enjoyment and freedom. These things are natural, and the more we honor them, the more they thrive. From the outside looking in, people will say what they want to say, but for me, success is about enjoyment, freedom, and growth.
When I’m attracted to someone, I seem to struggle with knowing how to act, but maybe there’s a certain charm to that. My main focus is to be self-confident anyway, which is essentially self-reliance. I guess you could say that I have a life.