When was the last time you got lost? Was it an enjoyable experience or a stressful one ? Tell us about it.
The last time we got lost was a while ago. We were returning to Gander from Waterville Maine, my husband was driving, there were two possible routes we were told by the man in a garage, one was shorter than the other. I told my husband to take the I 95 route but he wanted to take the shorter route, unfortunately my husband had the habit of driving faster than the speed limit, on our way we saw oncoming cars flashing their light, I did not understand what it meant neither did my husband. He continued to drive above speed limit, suddenly we saw a traffic police, he raised his hand to stop.
My husband according to him was driving 75 mph, where the limit was 60 mph. He took the licence number and slapped us with a $100 .00 ticket. My husband learned the hard way that he should obey the traffic rules. It was a funny experience how my husband was trying to explain, he really wasn’t speeding, because of the downhill it seemed he was. This kind of lame excuse did not satisfy the guy, he wrote the ticket anyway.
Pinpoint a moment in your past where you had to make a big decision. Write about that other alternate life that could have unfolded.
There was a moment in my past when I was torn between getting married or continue my education. I chose to get married. I thought I could study as well. It didn’t happen .
My aim was to study M.Ed after B.Ed , I completed B.Ed and was lucky to be accepted in the M.Ed program, even though I did not qualify, because the prof. Dr. Elliott told me I was too young, I did not have teaching experience which was one of the prerequisites. I remember arguing with him, he looked at me and agreed if I passed the battery of tests each candidate has to go through. I passed the tests and a week later got my acceptance letter.
When we are young we never think of the consequences of our decisions, without thinking I took a job in a school, it was my biggest mistake, I thought I could leave the job anytime to continue my education, I wrote my resignation letter but it wasn’t accepted. I never gave up hope for sometime,in the end I had to bow down to the phrase, “Man proposes ,God disposes.”
Had I stuck to the decision of completing my M.Ed degree things could be different, we were guaranteed a scholarship to the States for further studies after completing the M.Ed. Research program. I’d probably get to teach in the States and who knows how my life would be.
That was the past and I have no regrets I’m happy how things are for me now.