Imagine you’re a bird. Bare with me here. Imagine your wings spreading, air filling the feathers as you climb higher and higher. Imagine that freeing feeling you’ll get, knowing that you have the whole sky at your wingtips. You breathe in, letting the breeze fill your lungs.
Have you got that picture in your head?
I want you to know that WHATEVER happens later today, you are still you. You’re still that bird, in the sky, who can chirp and have the world answer back.
You’re more than a letter. You’re more than an E, D, C, B, A, A star. Imagine you’re a cat; imagine you’re a lion; imagine you’re a tree with your branches fanned out and your leaves rustling.
You’re more than a letter because you CAN imagine those things. You HAVE an imagination, and you’re using it, right now; nothing on a piece of paper can define you.
Only you can define you.
I want you to know that you are a wonderful human being. I may not know you – you’re probably thinking, ‘she has NO idea what she’s talking about!’ – but I already know you are because you have that imagination, and you were strong enough to get through those exams. You were strong enough to keep going, and you’re strong enough to tell those people who think you’re a failure to piss off.
I don’t know what it’s like. I won’t be getting my results until next year. What I do know is that so many people I care about WILL be getting results today.
This is my message to them, and to you. Once you know what you have – if you’re disappointed or happy – imagine yourself as that bird, and that cat, and that tree. Imagine yourself as anything you WANT to be, because you aren’t confined to a piece of paper.
Once you’ve got your results, I’d love to know how you did.
Because however you did, you did amazingly.
I hope this helps, in some way. By the time you read this, you will probably already have those results. I wish you all the best of luck. If you feel crap, please email me, and we can talk it out. I’m happy to help, in any way I can.
From Elm 🙂