May 17: Luck
I have to say that I feel so full of luck to be where I am today. I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting lately, as it’s almost the halfway point of 2019, and I just feel so proud of myself.
If you’ve been to this blog before, then you will know that last year in particular was pretty difficult for me. I feel like there’s been a lot of uphill battles over the past few years in my life and, although I know that won’t be the end of it, I’m feeling so blessed and lucky to be in the position I am now.
It’s mad how much life can change and how much you can turn things around for yourself. Although I feel very lucky to be where I am right now, I know luck doesn’t actually have that much to do with it.
I’m someone that believes in being in the right place at the right time. It gives me a lot of comfort to think that everything happens for a reason and it’s a way of making me feel better about all the bad bits in life.
But I also know that luck isn’t something that can really determine your life.
Sure, it can seem like some people just get lucky and end up becoming rich, getting famous or being really successful almost overnight. But, in most cases, there is so much going on behind the scenes that we will never know about that have made it happen.
Social media and this current millennial mindset can make it seem like we all have the chance to be lucky – that everything we want is right there for the taking.
As someone who has struggled a lot to find her place in the world and is only just getting some kind of grasp on it now, I know that theory is bollocks. Chances are, you reading this also know that it can be hard to get what you want.
There is nothing wrong with believing in luck. If wearing your lucky pants to that dream job interview makes you feel better, then go for it!
Just know that for most things in life, there is more going on than luck.
Sometimes things don’t work out, but I genuinely believe that it means better things are coming.