Yes, your hard work shows, It is nice that you developed a since of serenity from it. That is a word I daily seek to understand.
Right now I am tussling with serenity to mean taking things in stride.
Only how can one do that without experiencing the feelings of being taken advantage of, for if we must stride with the tides of life, then we must contend with the forces that makes us seek for serenity. If I am seeking for peace in the midst of the storm, I being a man seek to punish what is bothering me into submission and this is not serenity.
So I am in between right now