Fun fact about myself - I only just recently acquired the skill of self-confidence. It's a feeling of freedom juxtaposed with a little bit of guilt, because you feel like you're overstepping the boundary between healthy self-affirmation and sheer, unadulterated vanity, and lemme tell you: in the grand racecourse of my self-esteem that is an unfairly … Continue reading Short note: I’m getting there
I always knew A Levels were going to be extremely fatiguing; the knowledge of this was so potent that it drove me to tell everyone else how exhausted I was going to be all year round, how I would never get a moment to myself, how I have to keep my grades up, with an air of earnest … Continue reading Exhausted
Considering that for many people I know, this is the pivotal year regarding university admissions I figured this would be a good video to watch. Lex is right. Just because you don't get into your first choice, or even your safety school, doesn't mean you have to succumb to futility and completely give up on life. If you have the drive to accomplish something, then you will always, always find a way. So often people simply don't ask people about their options and that is a big mistake. Ask. Find alternatives. But don't give in if things don't work out the way you thought they were going to. I've been there, and it sucks, but I was lucky enough to be given another chance. Not everyone gets that luxury but even then, it's not worth it to just give in. What's the point of working hard in school if you're just going to go, "screw it," and give up on everything. No. If it's a problem, there will always be a solution, and if it doesn't have a solution, then it isn't a problem. But if you're passionate enough about something, then don't allow yourself to give in.
Allow me to document this moment of rationality: Six universities down the line and no acceptance. I should hate myself. And I suppose to a certain extent, I do hate myself. I hate that I KNOW what I'm capable of but that's been jeopardized by my educational system. I could get into any of those … Continue reading In which Neiha finally “sees the light”
Let's be honest, I'm not the best person to handle stress. I need my sleep, I need to relax, and I need to have breathing space. In contrast, I am a ridiculous overachiever, I'm way too ambitious and passionate, so my need for relaxation is pretty much ignored. I also take things to heart.So when I'm … Continue reading Ironing out the kinks