Absolutely nailed it with this:
“There is only finding a job that suits you enough that the work doesn’t feel excruciating. There is only finding what you are skilled at, and then learning to be thankful.”
I was fortunate enough to have a book published once. But I accepted that I had been lucky, so harboured no aspirations of becoming “a writer.”
Instead I wake up every day keen to go to work, where I get to do something that I’m good at and that I even enjoy doing. Language teacher, by the way.
For this I am appreciative every day.