Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The Wrong Turn
About fifteen years ago I strongly pursued something out of character for me--a position that I did not want solely because it paid a lot of money.
A lot of money.
It paid so much money that I would be able to build a beautiful barn big enough to showcase the three or four horses that I intended to have. It would have a wide center hall lined with beautiful stables.The horses would simply be for me to ride on the occasional weekend and the barn would sit on the hill where the settler's home now sits.
It would be beautiful and would be fitting for the successful, and highly respected person that I would be from having such a position. I was recruited for the position. I was in line to accept the offer that would be coming soon.
I do not know what happened. I was not offered the job. I was shocked,disappointed, and a bit confused.
That is how close I came to having a totally meaningless existence. That is how close I came to being a total failure as a human being.
That is how close I came to not dodging the bullet.
Had I been offered that position I would have taken it, built a beautiful barn and had a wretched existence.
It was a wrong turn nearly taken.
Posted by Steve Edwards