I have been fortunate in my life. I was raised by great parents (hi mom!) who instilled in me to work hard, dream big and expect to be happy. I have always had great jobs working for industry titans which have provided a lot of stability in my life. I have traveled to some great countries and spent a short period traveling around a good part of the United States. Now, I have a loving wife and the most beautiful little puppy in the world, Sir Bentley McStinkerson. Evelina has designed and decorated our home to look like an In Style magazine photo shoot which is nice to come home to after a long day at the paper.
I have been fortunate…or have I? Do any of these things happen by chance or is there a god who has shown more favor on me than others? I guess it is possible, but I have also worked hard in my life and committed myself. To say I have been fortunate has the undertone as if to say I have been lucky; like the roll of the dice. In that sense I give an emphatic NO! I am where I am, doing what I am doing because of hard work, a strong character and a little fortune. I do not believe I am doing anything special in life except believing in myself and trying to add value to the world around me.
So, back to my original statement-I have been fortunate in my life. All anyone has to do to experience fortune is take years of dedication, skill, hard work and add in opportunity…that is the recipe for fortune.