Lucky Ducks

It’s June. I’ve been on vacation, and my sister has been in town, the kids are all out of school, and I have no idea what’s going on in the world. Except for this:

I read Simcha Fisher’s announcement of an upcoming big announcement last night and went to bed feeling like a loser because I thought for sure she was going to tell us she signed a book contract with FSG or got her life story optioned for a sitcom, and I thought, “I don’t know if I can stand to know her good news, because it will bring to light my own inadequacy.”

I even turned over a new leaf about it, and decided to become a morning person–woke up this morning at 5 am so I could WRITE! the book I keep wanting to write, then I couldn’t stay awake for the rest of the day–it was terrible.

But THIS is very good news indeed. It’s so much easier to relish other people’s good fortune when it reaffirms my own. Patheos is a great place to write and the rest of us are so lucky to have her here. Welcome Simcha!

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