Saturday, April 10, 2010

Lucky Me

This past week has been absolutely amazing. Hopefully it's here to stay for a while...I might miss it ;-) I've had a lot of pretty incredible things happen to me lately, such as getting an internship for the summer that I'm super excited about and getting 2 of my pieces published in my college's literary magazine over others that applied. There are of course other things, but they seem small compared to those just mentioned.

I had sort of an 'epiphany' moment yesterday while driving home. This whole week I've been referring to what has been happening as luck, or as a blessing. It has most certainly been an amazing blessing, but as for luck...not so much in my opinion. I've come to the conclusion, that in most situations, not all, but most, that you have to make your own luck. This internship never would have been possible had I not picked up the phone to make that interview with the company; my pieces would have never been published, had I not had the courage to submit them for judging. You see, I almost did neither of those things, but I felt a push in that direction, and couldn't be happier that I did.

I've finally started to learn that if I don't put myself out there more, I'll never get noticed. I think I knew that all along, but I've always been too shy of a person. I guess that's why they say that journalism has a tendency to turn those that are shy into courageous people :)

None of this would have been possible if not for God, and I couldn't be more grateful. Hopefully this is only the start of greater things to come :)


  1. congratulations on everything! go elyssa!! :D

  2. Luck has nothing to do with anything. Everything is a blessing from God and a reward for all of your hard work!
    I'm so proud and happy for you!