With all the excitement going on over the lottery over the last week, I succumbed to the pressure and bought a ticket. And…I did not win. But, I feel pretty lucky anyway. Simply put, there’s not much to complain about, so here’s why I think I’ve already won a lottery of sorts:
I don’t talk too much about my personal life on the blog, but I have shared some of the most important life events that have occurred in recent memory. I proposed to my future wife 11 months ago and will be getting married just 3 months from now.
I also recently moved into a 2-story 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom apartment in the past month, which is perfect, even though I had a pretty sweet situation at my future in-laws.
If that wasn’t enough, I also have a job with a ton of perks. In addition to half-day Fridays, we go on company sponsored field trips. Not to make you all jealous, but I’m going to the Lakers game on Tuesday.
To top it all off, I’ve also got a successful side business that sort of fell in my lap. I started a blog for fun, but after about 8 months I realized that I could make some money from it. It’s spiraled into something far bigger, enough to make opening an individual 401(k) worth it.
Sure, I didn’t win the $640 jackpot, and yes there are tons of things I’d buy if I were rich. But I have been blessed with a lot. And I think I’m in a good position to keep building on what I have so that one day I will be wealthy. And maybe since I have to work for it, I’ll use it more wisely than some of instant millionaires who often blow through the money quickly.