Hitting the Lottery

Today’s the anniversary of the day I hit the lottery.  A whole lot of years ago, I married the woman who remains my best friend to this day.  I still can’t believe how lucky I got.

Since this website is focused on writing and the creative life, let me connect the dots.  If you’re pursuing any kind of creative endeavor, you’d better surround yourself with people who will support you.  If the voices you hear are always tearing you down, it’ll be like trying to run a marathon with a couple hundred pounds of concrete strapped to your back.

And no voice is more important than that one you hear when you wake up in the morning and when you go to sleep at night.  (And in the case of my wonderful wife, all freaking day long! 🙂 )

I’ve had some nice successes with my writing in the last couple years and based on a number of factors I’m very confident that some major breakthroughs are on the way.

But I wouldn’t have gotten this far without The Kid, always by my side, picking me up after the disappointments and rejoicing with me after every piece of good news, big or small.

I consider myself the biggest lottery-winner of all.