Tell us about a time things this close to working out —but didn’t . What happened next? Would you like the chance to try again, or are you happy with how things worked out?
There was a time when I wanted to Study M.ed and prepared myself by completing B.ed. I met Professor Elliott, who was the head of the research institute , I told him my reason to see him. He was a kind man , he told me I was too young and I had no teaching experience. The people they select were at least thirty five years old and I looked no more than twenty two or twenty three.
I had never seen rejection at that time. I continued to tell him I would be able to do it.He was impressed, he agreed to let me do the tests to find out how capable I was. I must have done well, they sent me a letter of acceptance.
But I was teaching in a school and they refused to accept my resignation. I informed the school authorities I’d like to join next year. They agreed.
The following year I received a scholarship to study in London, I could not give up this opportunity. I delayed my studies in the research institute by another year, they were eager to have me and were ready to have me a year later.
I had studied about destiny that we can change our destiny whenever we want,now that I think about it I’m sure it’s not always possible. I could not change mine, my aim to study M.ed was not happening.
This time it was my marriage which meant I’d move out of my country indefinitely.
I do believe in the phrase: “Man proposes, God disposes.”
I’m not sure whether I am happy or sad because I could not fulfill my ambition. Only thing that keeps me motivated and happy is , at least I am doing great with the education I have.
Head to “Blogs I Follow”. Scroll down to the third post in the list.Take the third sentence in the post , and work it into your own.
(Indira’s blog: purpose, third sentence from the top)
‘Why not come with me, I’ll adopt you , give you education and we will take care of each other.’
She was a girl lost, looking for her parents, she did not know where she was, she was scared , hungry and tired. I looked at her and wondered who she was and how she landed at my doorstep.
I was lost in my thoughts and wondered how I could help this little lost girl,suddenly a thought came to my mind, why not I go for a walk with her immediately I asked,”would you like to go for a walk with me?”
Her face brightened up it appeared she was hoping I’d ask something like that. She volunteered to walk ahead of me. I had no problem, I agreed, along the way we encountered a lot of places I had never seen.
I could see a large pond where children her age were playing, their mothers were keeping a watchful eye.
Out of the blue I saw an elderly woman coming towards us, we stopped, the woman opened her arms wide and said: “Tu kahan chali gayee thi hum tujhe dhoond rahe the”(where did you go we were looking for you?)
She looked at me as if asking can I leave I’ve found my grandmother!