Biggest achievement: my house. Buying a new house by myself in a new community. Making it home by designing, decorating, and landscaping it, filling it with my artwork. It was the scariest & most rewarding thing I ever did. It is my sanctuary. My home is my greatest work of art.
Biggest failure: not being able to save my friend from himself. He was an alcoholic. Many times he told me that I saved his life. I was always coming to his rescue, to no avail. Inevitably, no one could help him. He chose to keep drinking & it destroyed him. I suffered guilt thinking maybe there was something I could have done. But the truth is that there wasn't.