Well, to me it looks like chard, which is a beet root leaf (chenopod). Kale is a type of cabbage and in the same family as broccoli (brassica). Either way, it’s delicious!
This question is heavy. It would depend on how you see professional success and if that is what you are implying by “where you’re at now.” Some days, I feel like I have taken a few steps back or haven’t done very much at all. Other days I feel like this is just the beginning but what I have done up until this point is still very important for what is to come. Two things I guess I have done pretty well besides the obvious working hard bit: 1. Be very honest with yourself and your capabilities. Fake it till you make it is pointless if the skill sets and talents aren’t there. Fake it (while staying hungry and honest) till you become it is a whole different idea, though. Do that. 2. Take risks that will set you apart from others. The fiscally safe choices are not always best. Should mention this is coming from a poor yet happy person. Our priorities might not be the same. :) As to all of my choices being worth it… I have followed those first two rules pretty succinctly which has given me very little room for regret.