Michelle Garcia is an Alice, Texas, native whose definition of failure as a young person was remaining in South Texas. After getting out and succeeding in journalism for a variety of publications, she felt Texas luring her back. She had decide whether it was nostalgia or the real thing and how to redefine success.
This story was recorded at the March 7, 2017 Worth Repeating with the theme "Big Breaks and Busts." Worth Repeating is Texas Public Radio's live storytelling event series.