DP Daily Prompt: But No Cigar
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.