I cannot think of a single opportunity that has passed me by, let alone one I'm grateful for. I've been wracking my brain trying to think of one, and since I can't, it must be for one of the following reasons:
1. Opportunities don't come my way very often. (This is cynical and I refuse to believe it. Opportunity is everywhere all the time.)
2. I never pass up opportunities that come my way. (I like this idea better, but it's false, too. I say no to stuff all the time because I don't want to do it. I have never been a person who has a hard time saying no.)
3. I have never felt the sting of rejection or disappointment. (I won't even dignify this with a rebuttal.)
I must be genuinely content with my life path so far and the opportunities I've taken and missed. Who knew?
I teach 7th and 8th grade English in rural Iowa and hope to reflect, connect, and share with other English teachers. Iowa Council of Teachers of English Executive Board member. Iowa Writing Project superfan. UNI MA:TESS graduate.