I told you that I was behind. I normally post on Wednesdays. But the thing is: despite the fact that I have stopped being employed I have never been busier. I suppose that I need to catch up with lots of things. On a positive note, I found some new clients for my business and it looks like resigning has in fact allowed different opportunities to come to me. Maybe I am not cut out for the corporate world after all.
The theme of this week blog hop is “Mistake Of Youth”. Come on, share one of your mistakes of youth with me. I will share one of mine with you.
OK, here we go.
I was young and probably wanted to impress some geeky fellow student (knowing me, it can be the only reason, and the sad fact of the matter is that I completely forgot whom I wanted to impress. I can’t remember a face or a name. Life is cruel).
I was studying in Paris at the time and with my Renault Clio I was feeling on top of the world. I had just passed my driving license and was far from being a confident driver. But of course I wanted to pretend the opposite.
There is a huge roundabout in Paris called “la Place de L’Etoile”, around “L’Arc de Triomphe”. It is on top of the Champs Elysees and basically the rules of the game, when you drive, are: look forward, look to the right (in France, the rule is to give priority to the right), and don’t brake. It is a known difficult spot, and if you have an accident there your insurance company will not even try to understand, the blame will be 50-50 between you and the other driver.
I bet that I would drive “Le Rond Point De L’etoile” the wrong way. I remember being mortified but I didn’t want to back down. So I prepared everything and decided to go at the safest possible time. I did it on a Tuesday night at 3 am. I was lucky. The roundabout was completely empty. I did it and won my silly bet.
Now, 20 years later, I still don’t understand what went into me.
So please, tell me I am not the only one.
I also would like to draw your attention to a beautiful post from Stuart, a fellow blogger, called my worst mistake.
The rules of the Blog hop are very simple:
1. Follow me on GFC and Twitter if you have an account – I will follow back ;
2. Leave a link to your blog below -if you have one-;
3. Share a mistake you have made in the comments. Please do it for the rest of us!
4. Visit as many other blogs as you can!
Muriel – A French Yummy Mummy In London