So it’s about that time of the year where many of us, candidates, are doing whatever we can to save our grades. But there is one problem. A big one, that we have learned to live with. We tolerate it, a lot, and at the same time still complain that it needs to go away. Why? Because it is fatally hazardous to our grades. Our reputation. Our future selves.

This problem is a combination of procrastination and odd prioritizing. I will call it the P^2 (squared). The most tragic thing about it, is that it stretches to beyond these teenage years – if not dealt with accordingly – to adulthood. I don’t know how bad it is to the adults because I have no experience whatsoever, but for my agemates, oh, trust me! I can relate.

Now, saving grades.

For everytime you want to start reading, and something pops up, and everytime you substitute your reading time with something like sleeping, watching a movie or a Tv. show, or go out to hung out with your friends. Or you just realize how hungry you are and go grab some snacks and all…you are feeding this evil. The P (squared). Then in the long run, when you haven’t gotten things done, and now you have no time left to do it, it kills you inside (at least for me) and there is this whole guilt phase you have to get past for life to move on. Sometimes it comes along with a tonne of disappointment. Affecting not only yourself, but perhaps the people close to you also.

You have heard that it was said unto you, “Time the time before the time times you” or “Time wasted can never be recovered“…oh, and this one, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail“. Scares me all the time.

But, there is hope! You have approximately one week to tighten your laces and save those grades. (Yay!) Lucky for you who will be sitting your exams later this year. I wish you well.😊
For the rest of us, The time is now, the time is this. Take it, or leave it. It’s entirely up to you. If you ask me, I would say you’ve come too far to give up now. Make it count.
Keep whispering the words “I cannot fail” every time you start second-guessing whether or not you’ll be reading then.

I send my sincere best wishes to you all!
And for the P (squared), I want to believe you know what you ought to do. Get rid of any hindrances, write down what you want and pin it up on your wall to remind you time and again that you have your priorities straight, and procrastination has no power over you. Cheers


(Featured images are my photographs. I really love the light effect given off by the sun. I thought I should share them with you. Hope you like them too!☺)

A friend told me once, “By the way, do you know that year 11 (form 4) grades are only good enough to get you to A-levels?” I died. However, those grades are far reaching, you better get them right.