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It is funny how I always end up getting into deep shit that ‘normal people’ don’t get into. Sometimes I feel like my life has been a series of unfortunate events. From bad to worse, like I spend days preparing for a test and I make a terrible mistake that costs me that coveted A, or a boy likes me, I encourage him, give him the cookie too fast and have him not call me back. (By the way, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with giving your cookie out early. Life is too short!)

I hate how thoughts of my ‘unlucky-ness’ keeps me up at night. Not sleeping well makes my eyes pop and my eye bags mightily huge and sagging like the untended midriff of a middle-aged man in bad shape. I wake up after turning and tossing, thinking about how unlucky I am, and then I go about with freaking sunk-in eyes, which does nothing for my looks. (Ladies, y’all should please help with home remedies on how to reduce eye bags. Google has been useless)

Things that people easily get, I find myself working extra hard to grasp. Things are always so difficult for me. Like why can’t I be an extremely beautiful woman that’s so freaking book-smart, hmm? All I’m stuck with are average looks and an even more average brain. It is annoying. People tell me it’s my mind set. I think so too sometimes. But at other times, I think it’s bullshit. I study extra hard for a freaking test, make a mistake that cost me the high score, and it’s my freaking mindset? Well done, mind! Clap for yaself.

Sometimes, I feel like the universe is messing with me. I work so hard, so damn hard, and I don’t get the desired results. It’s depressing. I know I’m coming off as a negative-minded woman battling some serious low self-esteem, but trust me, I have tried to be positive and think highly of myself. But I can’t help think that the universe is just out to get me. They say I’m taking a bad day as a bad life. Well, hello, wear my shoes and see how you like it!

I hope it turns out fine like it always does in the end, because I’m tired, so tired of being so unlucky. Maybe I should go for deliverance. I’m a Nigerian. I’m sure a pastor somewhere will be only too glad to “bind and cast” this spirit of unlucky-ness forthwith from me. Hopefully something great happens soon so I can for once say how lucky I am.

Written by Epi

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  1. Wow. Lucy really REALLY needs a healthy dose of self esteem boost.

  2. LUCK, every man’s diamond.

  3. I think Lucy needs love and encouragement from family and friends. No one is perfect and above failure. we fail in order to learn and be better at what we do.

  4. Lucy dear, you are not alone in this but believe me, you are luckier than alot. I want to believe that some things work out for you. Cheer up dear and cut down on the cookie sharing. You never know where the luck is flying out through.

  5. Pele

  6. You are not unlucky, dear. You are just pessimistic. Bad luck is when you die stillborn, or if you survive, die within the first 5 years of your life after suffering from sickle cell disease since birth. I could go on and on. There are many out there who would beg to exchange their lives with yours. You are simply not seeing what you have, not appreciating it.
    And there is a funny way the mind works. You tend to reproduce what you focus on. If you go into a situation believing beforehand that things will go wrong, it might just happen as you believe; a self fulfilling prophecy.
    And your “bad luck” may just be a result of poor decisions you have made (eg cookie sharing). I may be wrong but you come across as someone who is stubborn and does what she wants! Everyone has that friend who always gives good counsel. Learn to listen. Good luck!

  7. Sorry ehn. E dey happen. Pele

  8. Adeleke Julianah

    Oh well.
    Lucy, I for one knows perfectly well how that feels.
    You just can’t imagine it.
    And be assured, yours is far, far better than most cases.
    Take heart you hear.
    At least, that’s what I did!

  9. Lucy, I tend to meet people who hold onto their cookies like their life depends on it. You don’t mind meeting me?

  10. Nawa for u sef Epi. Must u comment sef.

  11. Unlucky-ness turn into Luck for all Lucy’s, for this I pray o Lord

  12. Mbok, you are still alive. That should count for something na…

  13. We all have been “Lucy” at one point or the other in our lives…
    We’ve got to hold on to hope….hope of a better tomorrow

  14. that was me….two years ago

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