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.
Thank you for sharing this post with us. I like reading about your life. I like the introspective tone of this post. And I like very much the saying you share here: “Man proposes, God disposes.”
All good wishes,
Thank you so much for your positive comments, they are very encouraging.
So true Ranu. What matters is that you are doing well and happy. Nicely written.
Thank you Indira, were you able to listen to ‘Ranjish hee sahee?’ 🙂
No dear, my internet server was down. Now i’ll listen.
Thank you, dear Indira 🙂