When I was about 8 years old I got a first place trophy after a forensics competition. A classmate, who was also in the competition saw me with my trophy and said “wow, you’re so lucky!”
I said thank you.
My mom took me aside and said “no, Megan, you’re not lucky - you worked for this, you earned it. Luck had nothing to do with it.”
I do work hard, but things seem to have fallen into place for me these past few weeks. I worked hard to get to Adelaide, but I think the things that made it special I was lucky to stumble upon. And if it weren’t for a little bit of luck, I wouldn’t be starting this next chapter … :)