Despite all this and all the people she’s helped throughout her career—Bela’s no stranger to the occasional, “Your character helped me cope with what I was going though at the time”—she humbly admits she doesn’t quite think she’s “made it.” Her career, by anyone’s standard, is something to be proud of, but a stellar resume isn’t the only definition of success.
“I think I will ‘make it’ when I go on the perfect date one day,” she explains. “And that will eventually lead to a family, hopefully with many children and many grandchildren.” There’s a life in her future of days filled at home, eating carbs without restriction and being surrounded by family.
We finish this topic when she says that this career is only a portion of her and, while she fully admits not having worked on the different aspects of it just yet, they will eventually come to life. It’s at this point that Bela jokes with us, telling us that maybe we’ll sit down with her in another 30 years and she can finally tell us the story of how she made it.