We asked some of the city’s most brilliant and creative minds to tell us about the most difficult decision they’ve had to make.

Dixie Salazar | Writer and Artist

When I went to grad school in New York in my thirties, I had to leave my kids with their dad for two years. We were divorced. This event changed my life, but it was excruciatingly difficult and I still question myself about it even though I don’t see how I could have done anything differently. Read more>>

Alysia VIllalpando | Lash & Brow Artist

Leaving a job that was my dream job ever since I started shaping brows. I was miserable & it was not good for my mental or emotional health. Read more>>

Daria Diache | Actor

To be or not to be… HAPPY. The answer to that question seems trivial, even obvious to most people however to me it’s been the most difficult decision of my life. Somewhere along my life’s journey, I’ve subconsciously attributed suffering with success. When an area in my life brought me too much happiness, I feared it would cause me to eventually abandon my goals, my road of suffering, if you will. Now, however, I truly believe that being happy along the journey will only draw more success to me. I now trust myself to not abandon my goals. No matter my life situation, I intentionally decide that the outcome will be happiness. Read more>>