They say life isn’t about the things that happen to you, but about the decisions you make. There’s a ton of coverage about the best decisions people have made, but not nearly enough conversation about the tough decisions. We asked folks we admire to tell us about the most difficult decision they’ve ever had to make and have shared some of those responses below.

Macarena Sastre | Event Producer

When you rely on your work income to pay the rent, bills and secure your child’s wellbeing the thought of leaving that stable comfort zone and taking the risk of pursuing your dreams becomes impossible and you start to avoid that thought till it’s blurry enough that allows you to continue with your life as it is. The most difficult decision that I have ever made was to trust myself and allow me to believe that with passion, commitment and the best support team we can make it happen, and the I became a we, the dream became our job and our job became a possibility to have a better life, a life where I can spend more time with my child, work with my sister and enjoy what I’ve always loved to do. Read more>>

Amyrah Nicolas | Hairstylist

The most difficult decision I’ve ever was to put my health first. I know it might sound crazy but I love meeting new people and communicating with the clients that sit in my chair. So when I found out I had COVID-19 I was balling my eyes out because not only was it my last week in my salon but also I had to cancel 30 appointments. I tried my best to delay my sickness but working 12+ hours a day and developing this sickness did not work well with my body. Read more>>

Austin Bergman | Realist – Authentic – Luxury Real Estate Broker

At a very young age I knew I was gay, going against my gut I married a girl, started and amazing. company with her. Life went on and as I was building that white pickett fence I just new inside someday this would all come to an end. As the business got more and more successful it was harder to say or do anything about it, we have two amazing daughters Aveda 13 and Arden 10 and raising them when I was there was an absolute blast. The older and older I got, the harder and harder it was for me to hold in my feelings towards men, I loved my wife but Austin needed to be Austin. I feared loosing my life, my job, my income, my kids, pretty much everything I had ever done in my life, but the need to be me was stronger than ever. Read more>>