Luck: Is luck what you get? Or is luck what you make? When have you been lucky? When did you create your own fortune?
I have had this in draft since mid-March. When I did Sarah’s podcast, we talked recovering from perfectionism (a topic on which Sarah muses frequently); tinkering with writing; me having over 250 drafts in my drafts folder on WordPress.
I’m not kidding about that — I do write a lot, and often, but it seems I can’t gather my thoughts as well as I used to. I’m pulled in a lot of different directions, and my life is very different than it was a year ago; two years ago; five years ago.
That said, here’s how I’ve been lucky this year:
1) A few weeks ago, I ran the Rock & Roll DC half marathon with some of my best girlfriends. I’m so lucky to have such amazing friends, whose interests are so similar to mine, and who have been there in the trenches with me through everything these past few years. Love these girls (and Bethany’s wee babe on the way!).
2) Having the chance to see Witness Uganda in March. Matt and Griffin’s show was gorgeous, moving, and generally incredible, and I’m so grateful to have Matt in my life and to have spent some time with Griffin. We are going to be watching their shows for generations, I think.
3) This great spa Paul took me to in February. I generally feel pretty lucky we live a charmed life.
4) And finally, this boy. Every day I remember how lucky I am that he chose me.
Do I think we make our own luck or take what we get? I think it’s probably a little of both. But I think, overall, I’ve been very, very lucky.