I've had incredible successes. One of the biggest was due to a post I made on Rootsweb. A long lost brother was able to find me. In doing so he was able to meet our Mom (who had given him up for adoption as a baby). It was a wonderful, happy reunion for both mother & son that lasted ten years prior to her death. That brother and I are now very close friends.
I've recently had the honor of helping my daughter-in-law locate her biological parents. DNA played a big part in this journey.
I've helped a co-worker find his biological parents (what a rewarding experience). I've located cousins I hadn't seen in decades, met new cousins I didn't know existed, made many new friends, traveled to places I might not otherwise have gone and just generally had a great time.
I use Legacy Family Tree software for my personal database and I taught/facilitated the Legacy Users Group for the San Diego Genealogical Society for about 2 years. I've also presented classes about "Using Social Media in Family Research" and "How to Use Evernote in Your Family Resarch."
My hobbies also include traveling, riding my horses and reading. I am happily married and retired.
I think genealogy is the most interesting and rewarding hobby there is.
Stay tuned and I'll share all the stories with you.