I also hesitated because I think it's a bit premature to call myself a "success" by any stretch of the imagination. Yes, I snagged an agent, but that's just another of many hurdles to jump. I'll save the big party for when I get published (no matter how long that takes.) Then party I will!
But I did enjoy reading those stories when I was querying--hearing about other people's successes kept me plugging along.
And thanks for all who responded to the Big Dreams post. Those were fun to read. Dream on, dreamers!