Wednesday, 22 July 2015
It's approaching that dreaded time of the year - results day.
I, myself, have recently just finished secondary school, or, if you're in America, college? 6th grade? ( As you can tell, I haven't got the slightest idea so praise the lord I didn't sit an exam based on the education system in America )
Now, It may feel as if your life is destined for failure if you don't get that grade. That the world will stop moving, the sun will explode, the oceans will sweep you away, you'll never see another penny for as long as you may live etc. etc. You catch my drift. However, as long as you tried your best ( you should have, anyway ) feel proud and remember this is a certificate with a couple of grades on;this sheet of paper does not resemble you as a person or make you any better or any worse than anybody else. The worst thing you could do if things don't go the way you hoped is to compare your results with everybody else. NO, NO AND NO. You are YOU. You are different. Who knows, the person you're comparing with, who has those higher grades, may have been revising before having an early night whilst you had to babysit, be a carer to a sick family member, balance all of these responsibilities on top of your exams. The situation isn't ideal, but I understand and at the same time you should still credit yourself for being quite the fighter and getting through your exams regardless.
You may not be an A* in history, mathematics or science but that doesn't make you a failure of a human being. Remember that.
Best of luck and well done whatever the outcome.