“You’re so lucky.”
Was it luck that I knew how to start, maintain and grow a blog or did I spend hours upon hours researching? Was it luck when after a full day of work at my day job I was sitting at Starbucks until it closed drafting blog posts? When I got a sponsored opportunity after researching the brand, negotiating a partnership and creating the content, after a plethora of other rejections I might add, was that luck too?
There is a lot that goes into travel blogging and most of the travel bloggers I know are busting their asses, day in and day out, to create their work. Labeling someone else’s success as ‘just lucky’ is simply a way to explain to yourself your own lack of ‘luck’. Am I grateful? Without a doubt. I’m grateful that my hard work is paying off.