Tuesday, 11 August 2015

The Result of Your Results

Hey guys. This isn't really a planned post, as you can probably tell. It's just with all the "good luck to everyone getting their results", statuses on Facebook, the Leaving Cert results have been playing on my mind. I'm not getting exam results this year but, I am waiting to see if I have a place in college or not and I'm really nervous about that. I know that, a lot of you getting results are going to be feeling that feeling of excitement, dread, nerves and "can we just get it over with already?". The thing that's bothering me is all the "everyone will pass with flying colours" talk.

I'm not here to bullshit you. That's not my style. Anyone who knows me, knows that I pretty much voice whatever is one my mind. You're going to get the results you earned. That's the reality of it. Nobody is going to be 100% happy with their results. (Unless you get all A1s, then go you!)

When I say, "I'm not here to bullshit you", I mean that so, just trust me. The result of your results (hehe) really isn't the foundation that your whole life is going to be built on. They're a great stepping stone, but they're not the soul base of what you can do with your life. Take it from someone who's applied for college twice. If you don't get it this year, there's always next year. Take a year out to discover yourself. If you don't get it next year, go live your life for a few years and try again as a mature student. Bottom line is, if you want it bad enough you'll go out and get it no matter what.

You don't have to go to college or become an apprentice or get a job or whatever society tells you what you should be doing, right now. You're still a teenager. The world is your oyster, so don't panic. So many opportunities for adult education are available these days, and it's amazing. So don't feel like your entire life depends on how well you do in your teens because, it really doesn't.

I do, of course, wish everyone waiting for exam results or college offers the very best of luck. If you get everything you wanted, great job, go party. If you don't, try again, and party anyway. You're only young once and you have all the time in the world to work this stuff out.

Best wishes to everyone

~Zoe

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