Welcome to This Happy Accident! A blog all about my life and whatever random things I want to write about.
I have always loved writing as a way of getting thoughts and feelings out of my head and onto paper, mainly to maintain my own sanity. As a result, I have a bedroom full of journals taking up space. Lately, I have found myself wrestling with occasional boredom and the lack of a creative outlet. So here I am. That’s the short version of the story that prompted me to create this blog.
So why “This Happy Accident” you might wonder? Well, we have Tom to thank for that one. Tom and I actually went to the same grade school. He was a year behind me and I didn’t know who he was. He claims to remember me (he tells a cute story about how I wore sambas and played soccer with the boys at recess….didn’t all the kids wear sambas back then?) but who knows if that’s actually true.
Many years after grade school, over 12 years later to be exact, we ended up working for the same company and started dating shortly after. He calls this a happy accident, which is the inspiration for the blog title.
Honestly, I feel like my whole life is a happy accident. Years ago, when I was scraping my way through undergrad, if you asked me where I thought my life was headed I would have told you that I was going to graduate college, marry my boyfriend at the time and then take my Sport Management degree east to live in Boston where I would begin climbing the ladder in the sports industry.
So where am I now? Not in Boston, not married, not even dating that loser anymore and not working in the sports industry.
But here’s the thing: I’m happy as hell that none of that happened. In fact, I’m smiling as I type this. I even smile when I read it. I can’t help it. I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be and I never saw it coming. I’m living my own happy accident and I wouldn’t change a thing.
Well, okay maybe I would change a few things. I certainly don’t have it all figured out and there are days when I sometimes feel a little lost. But overall, I’m on the right track and one step at a time, I’ll get where I’m supposed to be.
So maybe someone will read this, maybe hundreds of people will read this, or maybe no one will read it at all. Either way, I’ll be writing and hopefully whoever is along for the ride enjoys it!