The phrase I am most tired of hearing

May 23, 2013

“It must be nice.”

Followed closely by: “Oh, you’re so lucky!”

It’s kind of like working tirelessly for a decade (or two, or three) and being branded an overnight success when you suddenly make it big.

It kind of reminds me about my journey towards becoming a writer, too.

I’m lucky? Okay. Sure. Call me lucky, just as long as you remember that the four-leaf clovers are found in the late night work sessions and the weekend hours and the extra phone call I made every day that you didn’t.

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
~ Lucius Seneca

And it is nice, that’s for sure. But nice wasn’t free, and it doesn’t imply that I was handed this lifestyle on a platter.

Hard work, people! It’s what creates the most lucrative of luck.

Off to generate more four-leaf clovers…you with me?


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