Feb 2nd – Reflections

We saw an amazing sunset this evening, and I tried to capture it the best I could in the photo below. (hope you like it).

But reflections can mean many different things to many people. At my stage of life, I find myself reflecting more and more about the decisions / choices I have made in the past. Not to regret them, but just to wonder how my life would have turned out if I’d chosen a different path.

When I left school at 16, I applied for many jobs and actually got offered 4. I needed to make a choice, and it was a tough decision. The job I really wanted, along with 2 others were conditional on my exam grades, and one wasn’t. Being low in confidence I opted for the safe route, but that entailed me going to college at Kingston-upon-Thames for a year, and then block release for another 4 years whilst I travelled around the country installing and commissioning electronic telephone exchanges.

I was initially terribly homesick, and the guys I shared a room with gave me the nick name of ‘Farm’ (Can’t underside why 🙂 ) it would be labelled as bullying in today’s terms, but I stuck it out and I am so glad I did. I became independent, made mistakes and learnt from them, became a stronger person, and developed my own personality. This would not have happened, had I stayed at home.

It turns out that I scraped through my exams and so could have had my dream job, but again no regrets, fate intervened.

So overall. this picture, although it has nothing to do with my life makes me personally reflect.

Published by taumataman

Slightly mad, with a love of nature and photography.

One thought on “Feb 2nd – Reflections

  1. The what ifs in life are there to be forgotten I think Neil. We choose our path because it’s the right one for us. Some one somewhere knows what’s right for us.

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