First, let me start off by saying that I am by no means qualified or professionally trained to be a blogger. I mean, the only thing that I have ever really written for the public eye to read are terrible posts on Facebook regarding how excited I am to be going to [insert Midwestern stereotype here] with [insert common name with weird spelling here]. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t have a bit of beginner’s luck here, as any wise old person would tell you.
It was just like the time I joined the junior high school competitive swimming team. All those years of swimming lessons my parents put me through really paid off. Especially when they came to their daughters first swim meet to cheer her on.
They watched in excitement as I jumped from the starting platform and gracefully landed like a beached whale on cement. If you ever wondered where the “Ooo” sound on any audio-board came from, it was probably from the audience that witnessed the beginning of the ugliest bruise I’ve ever had.
But hey, at least I didn’t break anything. Beginner’s luck.
Oh, how can I forget the first time I did my taxes? Every accountant, including myself, will always remember the first tax return they ever filed.
The excitement that fills your fingers as you frantically peck away at the computer. Excel does all the challenging work while you simply copy the information from your whopping total of one W2. The satisfaction of the numbers finally balancing, printing it out on crisp white paper (the expensive stuff), and looking in horror at the wrong form you just spent two hours filling out.
Because the last time you checked, you were not a corporation. But hey, at least you didn’t file it yet. Beginner’s luck.
If the sarcasm hasn’t sunk in yet, I’ll give it to you straight: there is no such thing as beginner’s luck. Sure, every once in a while the penny gods will send one your way, but I wouldn’t rely on copper coins to ensure your success.
So, we’ll see how this “blogging” goes and hopefully you’ll stick around for the ride, if not, I hope to have cracked a sly smirk at least once. But hey, at least I don’t have quite the following yet. Beginner’s luck.
2 thoughts on “There is No Such Thing as Beginner’s Luck”
This was a very interesting way of thinking about Beginner’s Luck. Plus it’s a bit cynical. Though it definitely seems to follow reality more than what most people would have you think Beginner’s Luck is. But wouldn’t it be nice if we just hit the jackpot right away? 😀
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I agree! One can only dream of hitting the jackpot 🙂