Life without luck

Life without luck

Here’s a question for you guys to answer in the comments below:

What would your life be like if you were a bit luckier at different times when you were growing up?

For me, I would have such a different life and I will be going on to discuss some of the things in my life that could have been super different had I just had a bit of luck earlier on in my life. I would also love to know what you think of the luck you have had in your life so feel free to mention anything in the comments. Let’s get right into the blog.

School

Everything in school had gone so smoothly for me until it got to the last 2 years of high school. I had great results until then and then shit really happened. I got sick so often and my ability to sleep went straight out of the window. I ended up getting only 1 result I’m proud of from my last 2 years of high school and had I just had a lot more luck with sleep and illness I would have been in a position to do so well and probably got to university instead of college.

Friendships

When it comes to friendships I have been super unlucky on so many occasions and I’ve had the dumbest things cause my friendships to end. The main one I can think of is due to the fact I lost friends because I didn’t want to get involved in the drama between a girl I was speaking to and my best friend’s girlfriend as it was absolutely nothing to do with any of us. Another unlucky thing about my friendships is that it very often has to be me making the conversation starts because if I don’t they simply never happen. I have found this out more since I’ve stopped drinking alcohol and also since I’ve been with my current girlfriend. People bother with you less and sometimes you just need to accept it.

Family deaths

A big thing about my life is that I always get super anxious on Friday the 13th’s but there is a big reason for this. My gran from my mum’s side of the family died in 2006 on a Friday the 13th and I didn’t even find out until the next day due to the fact I was at my other gran’s house straight from school that day and staying there overnight. I was heartbroken the next day when I found out but having the full October week off school following this allowed me to take it in and process it before going back to school.

Illness

I have had massive problems with illness in my 20s so far and a big part of that hasn’t just been physical but mental health too. I feel like I’m far stronger mentally now but I used to be anxious 24/7 and almost paranoid anytime I was out of the house. I don’t know if it was my Asperger’s Syndrome etc but I felt so out of the loop with everything. My physical health is still a bit of a major headache due to the fact I still have really wobbly days here and there and have had multiple blood tests that have come back showing nothing even though I know something is still there.

My final thoughts

I think my life would have been super different if I had more luck but in a way, things have kinda planned out well for me. I would love to know what you guys think of your own life and I’d also love to thank you for reading and supporting my content.

Have a great day.

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8 thoughts on “Life without luck

  1. You know I’ve never really thought about this – I was mostly quite lucky with friends and school and I got grades, but it was afterwards that my life went a bit downhill when I chose a career route that wasn’t wis and got involved with all sorts of things. I don’t think it was down to luck though – I made those decisions and I guess they helped build who I am. I definitely could have done with some more luck the last couple of years though – so many financial issues! Perhaps I’d have savings now if I was luckier…

    1. Yeah financially it’s only been the last couple of years where I’ve got smart about saving. It annoys me so much knowing how much I could have saved if I never used to spend stupidly

    1. Yeah that’s the same as me. I’ve had some really good spots of good luck though so it’s getting more balanced now

    1. Yeah I’ve seen a lot of people say that but I 100% think it’s not true. You can be as confident as ever about something but if your luck is out, it’s out and nothing can change that

  2. I’d like to add a little bit to the comment about creating your own luck.

    It’s really all about perspective. You could win the lottery, but you won’t stand a chance at winning if you don’t buy a ticket. Buying a ticket is the process for “creating luck.” You have to set yourself up for the opportunity to be “lucky.”

    You mentioned quite a few experiences (thank you for sharing btw!) that seem out of your control. You can tag this as unlucky, or you can use this as an opportunity to “create” your own luck. Try not to consider these things happening TO you, but FOR you.

    For example, you mentioned anxiety and Asperger’s. I know several people who are going through similar situations. How do you handle it or what do you do specifically that can help others in a similar situation as yourself? Maybe you were dealt this because you are strong enough to handle it and can help others as well. You may have techniques for settling your anxiety that others could benefit from (opportunity for “creating” luck). Looking at it from a business strategy, you can leverage your experiences and create a blog or business around helping people who are going through the same things you are.

    Fast forward a few years. You could have an amazing business built around helping others deal with anxiety, and you’ll have others looking at you saying “wow, look at this business he’s created. That’s one lucky guy.”

    1. Such a great comment. I definitely believe in putting yourself in a position for luck to happen and I do 100% believe some things go against you to set you up for things to go in your favour down the line. Definitely been the case for me

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