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Lady Luck
Oprah Winfrey is a name familiar to most people. She has been a television talk show host and celebrity, as well as an Academy Award winning actress. She has been a role model and moral compass to many and has provided America with the guidance of other trusted hosts such as Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil. Ms. Winfrey has proven herself to be a self-driven, insightful woman. She has overcome numerous obstacles and hardships in her life to become one of the most successful, respected and trusted women in recent history. When Oprah made the statement that “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity”, I believe she is speaking from a place of experience and observation, and I believe her words to be absolute truth.
In my adult life I have decided to further my education and prepare myself to be a better nurse as well as a better role model to my children. While completing nursing school I made the difficult choice to continue full time employment in the medical field while raising three small children. While my road to RN was a challenging one, when I completed my goal I was able to instantly transfer into the position of telemetry nurse at the local hospital. At the same time, over 70% of my class was not able to find employment for over a year. How was it that I was able to achieve my goal so quickly? Was it luck? Yes, if luck is defined as Oprah has stated it to be. Perhaps it was lucky that there was a position open at just the right time. Perhaps it was luck that I worked with nursing preceptors during my schooling who were willing to put in a good work for me. I do believe, though, that without my hard work and preparation, my perceived good luck may not have developed into my success.
In so many aspects of life I can see Oprah’s words to ring true. Am I lucky that I have three healthy children? Absolutely. Does it help that I had early medical care, followed the doctor’s orders and followed a healthy lifestyle while pregnant?

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