Dumb Luck

Sometimes making it 'big' is just through dumb luck. I met my husband online 14 years ago. We both had entry level positions making 35k a year. He rose up the ranks quickly and now makes 500k a year. We live a very comfortable life. But I didn't sweat and toil to get here. I know I'm really lucky and am very grateful. But I know it was just dumb luck I met a really talented guy.

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That's great!

Nov 8, 2019 at 12:12pm

I want to put my artistic talents to work for me so I can be my own boss and work from home, instead of destroying my body for someone else, and for a crummy retirement pension that wont likely be there when I retire.

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What happened to your career?

Nov 8, 2019 at 1:41pm

Both of you started out OK. Why did he rise up the ranks and not yourself? (Granted, it can be harder for women, it depends). If I hadn't been able to do it myself (I did manage to at least reach the 6 figure mark over time), I would have stayed single so I would never, ever have to be supported by a man. Otherwise, they own us and lord it over us, endlessly - typically with no allowances for the huge bio burden of pregnancies and birthing, and all the responsibilities around home and family.

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Anonymous

Nov 8, 2019 at 2:28pm

This reads like one of those generic "I make $35K from home..." bot comments.

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Dumb luck author

Nov 8, 2019 at 8:00pm

BTW, i’m gay. I met an awesome guy, and his career blossom. I makes 125k so not too shabby. But in Vancouver, making my salary is barely middle class. Basically, I wanted to confess that having drive, talent, determine and work ethic is not always enough. Sometimes, it’s just stupid, dumb luck. Now, I better not fuck it up!

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You're...

Nov 9, 2019 at 12:31pm

financially set for life now...even if your marriage tanks. I'd bet if the roles were reversed the same would not be true.

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