I'm living out of this, I do a hobby/activity that I enjoy and profit out of it, even if not everyday is pink-filtered, I'm independent, I may pay rent but I managed to make the apartment look like a home, I have a partner, a pet, my own small family, I'm living healthier (No big stress, nausea, insomnia, self-harm thoughts, juggling responsabilities that never were mine to begin with) I got my friends and I didn't had to sacrifice away what I liked in order to satisfy my basic needs.
A lot of people say "You've made it" when you reached the news, or have your own informative page about who you are, or fame, or millions of money. I don't deny that would be "nice" (If I were to be patient enough to tolerate such amounts of attention). I'm treating my career as how I clean my house, I do the basics, the minimum required to live and consider it healthy. I don't need to kill myself deep cleaning every weekend, once a few months is ok"
I feel at content and at peace, so yeah I think I've made it... it may not be enough for some, and oh I'm sure I know a specific someone who'll never be satisfied with what I do, but I don't feel guilty anymore or that I have to carry those expectations and broken dreams of others.