Hello, my darlings!~
It seems that many of us have had been doing tests, or are going to be doing them, at school recently and the mood has been a little bit down - now I have just finished a few days worth of Mock Exams, and I can say that I've felt exactly the same (Chemsitry was ok, English was awful, Biology was probably the least stressful one) But I just wanted to say to everyone that despite how well we may have done, how well we think we have done or will do, the real thing that matters is whether we have tried the absolute hardest we think we possibly could at the time we were taking our tests. Ok, so the person next to you got an A* and you only got a B. So what? A B is still pretty good compared to the other grades you can get - and even if you did get a lower grade than you wanted, there are plenty of other opportunities in life to take advantage of.
My Mum always tells me about how she didn't get the best grades at school, and she's been in the military travelling to all kinds of countries, a midwife delivering new life into the world, cared for the sick and the elderly and now she's currently studying to become a teacher for children with special needs, learning Makaton. Hell, as some of you will know, my Mum knows fluent German - but she got an E for her overall results. So did it really change her life in any negative way?
Of course, your results do matter quite a lot. Of course, you should feel concerned if you don't think you're doing well. Of course, you should want to stride for top marks, work your socks off to ensure you nail everything that is being asked of you. Because qualifications ARE major in getting you to places, and the better you do, it can give you more of a chance in things. But don't push yourself so hard that you break - as not all hope should be lost if things go not to plan. There will be other ways to give yourself a meaning, other chances. So don't let those 'serious shit' lectures from people around you weigh you down. These people are only trying to mean well, but take what they say like a pinch of salt if it's stressing you. You are in control of what happens in your life, ultimately. Take action how you wish or how is suited to you, see the outcome and adapt: a haven will eventually be found.
Remember, life is for living!~
~chibixylok, returning to chimney state.
PS: The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary was SO FRICKING AWESOME. But that's not the main subject of the journal. I just thought I would say that because eeeeeeee and I didn't want to miss out on voicing my opinion of my main fandom's success ;w; DOOWEEFUCKINGDOO~~~