The 55 Stages Of Going Through Your Final Exams
"Who cares if I'm pretty if I fail my finals?!"
All year the exams loom over you.
Your teachers won't shut up about how important they are.
Your parents just want you to do well.
You feel like these exams are going to decide your whole future.
Like if you do well they’re the KEY TO YOUR DREAMS.
And if you don’t do well you’re condemned to a life of drudgery and broken ambitions.
Needless to say, you’re a little freaked out.
The exams get closer, and you freak out some more.
Soon they're only a month away and you start to go in all guns blazing on the study front.
At least, that's the plan.
Exams get closer and your anxiety levels get higher.
Soon all your time is taken up by studying.
Unless of course you're having a meltdown.
Tensions escalate in your house as everyone tries to tip toe around you and your stressed out head.
BUT THEY’RE NOT TIP TOEING QUIETLY ENOUGH YOU CAN HEAR THEIR TOES TOUCHING THE FLOOR WHY DOESN’T EVERYONE JUST LEAVE YOU ALONE.
Still, you study on.
With varying levels of success.
You compare notes with your friends and realise you remember totally different things.
WHAT IF YOU’VE BEEN STUDYING THE WRONG THINGS THE WHOLE TIME?!?!?!??!!!
You're gonna fail.
The day before exams begin you’re basically 12% caffeine and 88% nerves.
Good luck getting ANY sleep that night.
Like, you need sleep, but you also need to cram as much information into your brain as possible.
When the morning of your exam arrives, you feel strangely calm.
There's nothing more you can do now, after all.
Then you see the exam questions and you feel a huge sense of relief.
HELLO DREAMS HERE YOU COME.
Then people start leaving and you've barely even started. You feel a stab of panic.
You realise they've either ACED it or totally FAILED but it doesn't matter because you've still got time.
Adrenaline courses through you and you power on.
Your hand feels like it’s going to drop off but STILL you keep going.
Then the supervisor announces there’s 15 minutes left and your heart just about bursts from your chest.
YOU’VE GOT SO MANY MORE THINGS TO WRITE.
You hear “pens down” but you just need to finish this one sentence.
The exam is officially over and all you’ve got left is to analyse and re-analyse your answers in your head.
You ask your friends how they did and they had totally different answers to you.
YOU'RE GONNA FAIL.
WHAT EVEN IS LIFE.
But you’ve got another exam to do.
You repeat steps 12-46.
Until your last exam is finally over.
Well, almost. You still have to wait for your results.
When they arrive you're kinda afraid to see them.
But YOU TOTALLY DID GREAT!
And even if you didn’t, it’s going to be OK.
Because exams do NOT decide your future.
Only you can do that.
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