Results Day & Handling It.

results day.

A day we dread. A day where we know the night before, sleep will be almost impossible. A day where we know it can change our lives for the better or worse. When it came to A levels results day for me, I thought it was going to change my life for worst but it didn't because I didn't let it.

I've always been one of those people who have never liked studying, it was a waste of time, I could be spending my time doing something else. From GCSEs, to A levels I continued to fool myself that the little I was doing so close to exam periods was good enough and every time when I got my results I would cry out of disappointment, but who was I fooling? You get what you put in right?

The funny thing is, when my results day was coming up for A2, I already knew it wouldn't be going the way I wished for it to and I was right. On the morning of my results, I felt sick to my core, my sister and mum always said "if you know you did your best, then there's no need to worry." the thing is, I knew I hadn't which I guess was the many reason worry was eating away at me. Seeing that I hadn't got into my universities of choice felt like serious knock in the gut. That day I only shed one tear, I kid you not. The reason why is because Sade said to me "what will crying do? will it help?" and she was right? I couldn't go back and do better and learn from my mistakes, what was done, was done. So it was time to put on my big girl panties and start calling up universities.

 If you find yourself in this position, don't stress, breathe and listen to me when I say you're going to be more than okay, I promise.

Yes it sucks when you're best friends have got their choices, I mean don't get me wrong I was happy and SO proud of them but I just couldn't feel complete and utter joy for them when it felt like my world was crashing around me. 

It's crazy because you think, your world is over but it's not, these grades don't completely define your future and who you are as a person. Sure it affects your future somewhat, but don't let it shape you as a person. I started calling universities, shaky-handed and all, breathless and blurry-eyed. The experience was nothing like I expected though because I was actually getting offers from universities? The funny thing in my case was that, the University of Essex was a university I applied to when picking my 5 choices with UCAS, I got an offer from them but didn't insure or firm it but I still ended up there doing the same course I applied for.

Isn't life funny? I ended up going to one of the universities I wanted to even though I didn't reach the requirements. 

Its reasons and moments like this remind "things happen for a reason" and you need to let them. It may seem like the worst thing in the world right now but again, I promise, things do get better. You won't be the only one, it happened to many of my friends too, friends who worked hard but just didn't get the grades so don't just think its you.

The only choice you have is to move on because well, what else can we do? Sounds harsh I know but this is honestly one of the best pieces I can give after my experience last year. Block out friends and family for a moment and focus on your next steps. Is university still on the cards for you? Or do you want to go down another route? Retake? Apprenticeship? Something else?

If you end up going to another university than you expected still be proud and celebrate the fact that you did make it to university even if it was clearing, you're still taking the next steps into creating your future. It's also normal to cry, let it all out because it's healthier than keeping it all bottled up. You're disappointed that's normal, who wouldn't be? You have everything planned out in your head then suddenly everything changes. 

Your future is what you make it, 

"Become willing to surrender. Breathe, relax and let go. You can never see the whole picture. You don't know what anything is for. Stop fighting against yourself by thinking and desiring people and events in your life should be different. Your plan may be different from your soul's intentions."

i wish you all the best in the world and I know your future will be a bright one no matter what you decide.

until the next post,
with love yossy x

What's your opinion?

  1. love the way you write, it's so inspiring! definitely trying to keep relaxed about getting my results :)

  2. Hi Yossy. What do you study at university?

  3. Definitely agree, sometimes things have a way of working out themselves, and I'm glad it all worked out for you x

    Velvet Blush

  4. Love this post hun, results day always feels like the end of the world, it's quite worrying how some grades on a paper can make people feel so crap. I remember I did my fair share of crying before! I'm so glad everything worked out for you and I think setbacks are all lessons in the longterm. Thanks for sharing x

  5. Fantastic post :)
    I completely messed up at A Level and ended up with nothing above a D but still ended up in my first choice uni doing what I wanted. The world is a crazy place and letters on a piece of paper don't matter in the grand scheme of things. You can go wherever you want to if you keep on keeping on.
    Cora ❤


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