Is Ignorance and Arrogance Bliss?

At a job interview

At a job interview (Photo credit: Arroz y Asado)

Michelle’s prompt today:

You have the choice to erase one incident from your past, as though it never happened. What would you erase and why?

I would erase the ignorance and arrogance of youth and not miss the job interview that someone set up for me at a radio station. I was in university at the time, and thought that success would come easily.  If I had made that interview, secured the job in broadcasting, my life would have been different.

The question is: would it have been any better? Would securing that position mean that I might not meet my husband? Who knows? Maybe it was supposed to happen that way.

I went into print rather than broadcasting, though I did have a stint at a radio station as a stringer for a year or so. Success is in the mind of the beholder. Suffice to say that I would like to be more successful. But, in many ways, my life turned out the way I wanted it to. I am still working on my dreams, but as an eternal late-bloomer I am sure my “ship will come in”—here is hoping it doesn’t spring a leak.

Bliss is realizing that what could have been– was not for a reason. What do you think?

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