It’s that time of year again…A-LEVEL RESULTS DAY!
It’s been a whirlwind of a year since I was a nervous wreck waiting for my results to come through, but I won’t ever forget the day nor how it changed my life (cliche as it may sound)! Results day can be the best or worst day of your life, and there’s no denying the fact that whatever the outcome things will change. Even if you aren’t off to university, I feel that you become a true adult after opening ‘the’ envelope (or looking online) and that life suddenly starts to feel ‘real’!
The day can go one of two ways. Simply put, you either get the results you want and need or you don’t! I had always hoped, as I’m sure many do, that results day would be the best day of my life! Although this wasn’t the case for myself, it wasn’t the worst day of my life either; something which I have come to realise in the months that follow. No I didn’t get the results I had hoped for, and no I didn’t get into my chosen university to study my chosen degree. BUT after starting at Newcastle, meeting new people, living independently, working my ‘butt’ off, enjoying the social aspect and finding new doors to open for myself, I have realised that it’s not all bad. In fact I am very fortunate! I’ve had opportunities thrown at me, that I know might not have been an option had I followed the path I had always planned. My original path was straight. My current path is full of twists and turns, each one offering something more exciting than the last.
Looking back, I needn’t have worried like I did. Life has a plan for each of us (that’s what I believe anyway), and no matter which journey we take if it’s meant to be we’ll get there. One way or another.
So when you wake up tomorrow morning (or afternoon), and the butterflies are very, very real just remember to take a deep breath. It may be easier said than done, but take it from someone who has been through it all!
Good luck, I’m rooting for you!
P.S. Clearing (if it comes to that) is not as scary as you may think!!