Ever go out on a whim and turn out to be completely surprised by the outcome? Like entering to win a contest in which the chances of you winning are slim to none?
It's funny because many such contests and draws surround us on a day to day basis and I, like most of us, pass them up simply because we don't see a huge possibility of winning. It's interesting because it doesn't usually take much effort to enter and you certainly don't risk losing anything.
The other week, I came upon such an opportunity on my online university website. It was a contest that involved writting a short essay about what brought you to enrolling in the distance education program and the prize...an iPad.
Unlike my usual passer-by attitude, I decided to enter. I compiled 'my story' and submitted it to the website and just put it down to a good exercise in self-realisation....or writting in general.
Lo and behold, I just received note in my inbox that I had been selected as the prize winner...
(I JUST WON AN iPAD!)
I was just so excited, I had to share it with you all...here is my entry in case you are interested: