It’s hard to see a silver lining in all this economic doom and gloom, but some Canadians are taking advantage of this period of upheaval to make changes in their own lives—for the better. Are you one of them? Have you gone back to school to get ahead? Have you left a job you hated for a volunteering position you love? Are you finding that scaling back to a simpler life has made you happier? Tell us your story (in the comments below).