I am not “lucky”

1584. It’s approximately how many times someone said to me I was lucky. Almost every time I tell someone what I’m doing with my life they are like “ohhhh you’re so lucky”, “I wish I was there”, “I wish I could do that”. But guess what? I am not lucky. 

Luck is not a real thing. It’s hazard. I don’t live the way I do because of hazard.

It really annoys me when people tell me that. It’s as if I was hired because I’ve got loads of luck. It’s almost an insult for me. As if I didn’t deserve it. As if I didn’t have any skills. People sometimes forget that I’ve got a job, a real one (like every job). I am an aupair. I am not saying it’s the hardest job in the world. But it is hard sometimes. And you have loads of responsabilities. So, no, it’s not because of luck that people hired me.

Pully, Switzerland

If you want something, do everything you can to make it possible. Stop making excuses. “I’m not good enough”, “I’ll never be able to do that”, “I’m gonna fail”, … are some sentences you need to ban. You need to believe that something is possible if you want to make it happen. If you don’t believe in you, who’s gonna do it?  This is life, your life. So stop complaining and do whatever you like to do with it. 

Somewhere in Scotland – April 2017

“I wasn’t lucky. I deserved it.”

Margareth Thatcher

With love, Anaïs

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