Monday, 16 February 2015

I'm Up All Night To Get Lucky

Lately I have been given some amazing opportunities, there is so much more to come from me over the next few weeks and months that I am so excited to share with you when the time is right,  but the one thing I will never understand is the sentence that I hear, and I'm sure a lot of you guys also hear when a project goes live,

"Oh you are SO lucky"



Excuse me, but I work DAMN hard to be this lucky, the only way I could be any luckier was if I wanked off a leprechaun and it ejaculated £50 notes in my face.

I AM NOT LUCKY. What I am is a hard worker, (With a wonderful way with words. Apologies for the leprechaun image you now have, dancing around your brain)

Does anyone else feel that the word lucky also implies that it was random, that whatever it was that you have received, achieved or experienced was just down to your name being picked out of a hat and you were the lucky recipient, instead of working hard, being a nice person, showing kindness to others and putting in a bucket load of EFFORT.

Nope, it wasn't that, it was just LUCK. It is quite disheartening sometimes, when someone writes off your hard work as "lucky"

Next time you see someone achieving something, as you type/tweet/text or even say to their face how wonderful they are, think before you type how lucky they are, why not just wish them congratulations, tell them you are happy for them, proud of them even, but please, don't put their hard work down to luck.

Chances are it was hard work, sweat and tears, luck had nothing to do with it.

What do you think about luck, are opportunities luck, or are they the result of hard work? Do you tell people that they are lucky, or do people tell you that you are lucky? How does that make you feel?

Let me know.

Big Fashionista x x x



  1. I agree that people often fail to recognise hard work, in all aspects of life. Personally speaking I don't think people mean any harm though, it's just a phrase to some people that they use to convey congratulations.

    Also, I think you have single handedly written the best phrase I've ever read, thank you!!!

  2. I guess it's a turn of phrase that people are so used to saying, YA know. It's more out of adoration if I ever stumble upon those little words! We all know how hilarious & hardworking you are. I for one am extremely excited to see what is in store for you! Hail to all Yorkshire bloggers ;)
    Love Rebecca xxx

  3. I was literally discussing this topic with my partner this weekend! It bugs me when people get it mixed up, for example I've been told many times that "I'm lucky" to live so close to Uni so I can visit home whenever I want. But that's a choice I made to attend that University for that reason, it's not luck. Or another one that bugs me is when people say someone is lucky because they're going on holiday or such, when actually they've worked damn hard to save the money to go abroad. Luck usually has nothing to do with it (unless you win the lottery etc), it's usually down to hard work and choices in life, nothing more nothing less!

    Frankie x

  4. People telling me I'm lucky drives me insane! Yes I have a great career and have had 2 promotions in my time working but no, it was not luck! I work my ass off - through uni, through internships, through interviews and now in my current position. I've also taken knocks - rejections and failures are plenty but I pick myself back up every time and carry on. So no, its not luck - its cause I'm frigging dedicated!

    C xx


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