Money. Power. Status. Stability; markers of success, right? "No, no, wow, that's way too shallow," you say. Ok yes, so then what do you think, what makes a "successful" person? Lately, I am grappling with my conception of what a successful life looks like -- mainly my own. I recently had a dinner conversation (and a midnight conversation, and a telephone conversation, and a blitz conversation -- this subject is not on my mind at all, really, I swear) where the subject matter has somehow come from discussing my housemates' latest obsession with country line-dancing to discussing what I need in my life to be a successful person.