Sunday, 27 August 2017

Everything Happens For A Reason

This time two weeks ago I didn't think I would be writing a post about this as I was quietly confident I would have passed my A Levels enough to allow me to move on to future steps and an eventual career path. I also thought I wouldn't write this post as to be quite honest I felt embarrassed. Two years and I'm left with very little but I was sick of seeing 'Oh look at me I have A, A, A' or 'I only managed to scrape into Uni with a 2 B's and a C instead of my 3 A's target'. Of course I am extremely happy for everyone and would never wish them anything else as they have more than likely tried so hard but when I was hoping for a C and open the envelope to see I only managed that in 1 of 3 subjects I already felt stupid, inadequate and a failure without feeling even more deflated by others spreading it across social media. So I thought for people like me who struggle SO much with exams, pressure and feel like a failure because you haven't got what you wanted. Instead of hearing everything will be alright from someone who has made sure they look like they have their life together. You can hear it from me. Someone who feels just as much of a failure especially as I have my dreams set so high I nearly lost sight of them which adds to the feeling.

But everything will be alright! And you know why? Because we are all strong- minded, determined and aspirational individuals (ooh that sounds just like a CV). We can achieve anything, success is relative and nothing can stop anyone from reaching their dreams. Do you really think every single millionaire in the world passed all of their exams? No! There's plenty of options, re-sitting, completing a different course, work experience, a different career path or a job! It might not be your original plan but who's to say it won't work out better?

I personally still don't fully know what to do so any advice would be fab in the comments as I want to get into the media industry which is very hard anyway. But i could possibly re-sit or a specific course in college which their are a lot of pro's and con's for both. But I just know I keep having to tell myself.




  1. Oh Katie - I hope you are OK. The envelope can be quite surprising sometimes - I had disappointment at my AS Levels and then joy at my A levels - as long as you did your best, you shouldn't dwell on this.

  2. I hope you're okay lovely, I didn't do the best in my gcse's but life always has something else planned for you, so try not to worry - end of the day, you can re-sit and it might be all good the second time round! Sending love x

    Lucy | Forever September