Some time back, I applied to be a radio disc jockey for Symphony 92.4FM. I had done it on a lark, because I was searching for jobs and just happened to chance upon it. I wrote them a nice email, attached my resumé, then didn't think much about it.
A week later, a woman called, asking if I was still interested in the job. If so, I'd have to attend an audition. At that time, I was already quite certain about getting my current job and didn't want to complicate my life any further. Not to mention that when I had told some people about the application, they basically said that I was, well, out of my mind/league. All of that influenced me in turning her down.
And now I think: what if?
I know, I know, I can't live my life based on "what ifs" and regrets. And yeah, I have my podcast, so in a way, I'm doing some "media" work.
But what if I had attended the audition? I could've been booted out after the first round, like my "Singapore Idol" experience. Or I could've moved on, maybe cast to the midnight shift, where only security guards and port workers would hear me, and slowly claw my way up the ranks.
If I had followed my gut instinct, at least I wouldn't have these "what if" thoughts.
Technorati tags: regret, radio, job