This time last year if you’d have told me that not getting into my first choice university would be a good thing I’d have laughed in your face. I was full of hope because I’d be leaving home to live in Huddersfield by myself and study at my first choice uni. Well, if it isn’t blatantly obvious from this post, I didn’t get into Huddersfield. I remember just going into my Moms room and breaking down in front of her because I was absolutely distraught.
I didn’t even want to see my A-Level results. I’d done so terribly. I spent ages just crying and feeling like a complete failure. For me, going to university was out the window. I’d told one of my friends from college about it and I just felt so embarrassed. I felt incredibly lucky though because my family, friends and my boyfriend were all so caring and supportive of me.
After a lot of encouragement, I called the clearing hotline for Wolves Uni and started talking to a lady about applying there to do Media and Sociology. I honestly cannot thank this lady enough because she calmed me down when I was in an absolute state. Anyway, a few days later I got confirmation that I’d been accepted. I was over the moon.
It was such a good thing because I really didn’t think I was ready to move out yet. Especially as far away as I was going. I’ve had a few people tell me that because I live at home I’ll never experience uni properly but honestly, you have to do what is best for you.
I hope you enjoyed reading my little story. Results and getting into university can be so stressful and they can really take over your life. Always remember you are more than just a few percentages and words on a piece of paper. Whether you go to university, get a job, get in through clearing or get into your first choice – you are valid. Thank you so much for reading, if you have anything to ask about my experience then feel free.
“Second chances are not given to make things right. But are given to prove we could be better even after we fall” – Unknown
Lots of loves,