In response to daily prompt : Strut
The peacock flaunted its tail and strut about in a majestic way,
It aimed to attract the peahens gathered on the grounds that day.
Unfortunately the peahens had their own little game of fun,
They decided to ignore the proud peacock and enjoy the run.
The peacock shred its feathers and blew them off,
The little boy caught them, said, ‘rejection is tough!’
Gloria sat in her room thinking about her life, she was so ambitious, one rejection completely killed her confidence, she is scared to apply anywhere else, her Mom tried to convince her, it’s not the end of the world, there are other places you can apply, after all you are qualified to teach.
She remembered clearly her Prof told her she made the wrong choice she should have gone for nursing, there are tons of job in that field.
It’s too late, she spent so many years studying, she cannot change now, all her friends have good jobs she’s the only one who is unsuccessful, she scoured the pages of the newspaper for teaching positions, she saw one it was a temporary position to substitute for a teacher who was going on maternity leave.
She applied immediately, she was told it was only for a year, will she be interested, it was the best thing she heard in such a long time, yes she said, “I am interested!”
That day she went home, hugged her Mom and Dad, told them about her job, she was so happy, tears rolled down her cheeks, “Thank you God” she said!
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.