Success, happiness, joy, words that throughout our lives are portrayed by images of big houses, fancy cars, and most importantly, money. But is that really all its cracked up to be? Since I was young the image of success has always been, the bigger, the better, but why? This idea of happiness couldn’t be further from the truth. Yes as humans we have basic needs, such as food and shelter, but do we really need any more than that? So many people search for the comforts of life; that big couch, huge tv, and a car with heated seats, but they forget how to truly live. Getting out there, experiencing the world, and most importantly leaving your comfort zone behind is how we are meant to exist, not sedentary lifestyles in which we simply exist, and nothing more. Life isn’t about compromising your childhood dreams to accept a ‘safe’ future, its about living everyday the way YOU want to and not accepting what is ‘normal’. We have become accustomed to the idea that you must wait for opportunities to present themselves to you when in reality opportunities are all around us, you just have to take that leap and go for them! When you look back on your life in twenty years, you won’t remember that night you watched tv and surfed the web for no reason, you’ll remember all those times you took a step out of your comfort zone and did something different and incredible, you’ll remember all the people you’ve met and all of the experiences you’ve had. So just remember that success isn’t always defined by money and houses, it’s defined by all the experiences you’ve had in your life and the priceless memories you’ve made along the way.