Miss Cumbria talks about how to cope with exam results!

Miss Cumbria - Charlotte BaconHi Everyone!

It was results day last Thursday for some of you readers. Congratulations to everyone who got into the Universities of their choice!

However for those of you who haven’t done so well just remember it’s not the end of the world; I’m speaking from past experience as I received my results this time last year with the expectations of studying drama at university.

My Drama results were good, but my other marks weren’t up to scratch, which left me devastated and feeling completely lost. In complete and utter panic I re-applied for college to study Public Services with the aim of joining the police force further down the line.

After a few months studying Public Services I realised my heart wasn’t in the course and even though I loved the tutors and the people on the course it became obvious to me what I thought was a realistic career path, was actually a rushed decision and indeed something I actually didn’t really want to pursue later in life.

Miss Cumbria came along and gave me a push in the right direction which made me realise sometimes you have to be put out of your comfort zone in order to get further in life and it was this step which helped me acknowledge I needed to go back and reconsider my options? Do I want to continue at college, studying Public Services, or go back to the dream job of studying drama which I annoyingly allowed to slip through my fingers because I doubted my ability?

I chose drama! Because even though it’s a hard industry to break into, I had to at least try, because sometimes in life it’s too easy to sit down and not get back up again because you’re too comfortable.

So here are a few of my top tips if your results didn’t go as you planned:

1.) Don’t make any drastic decisions as you aren’t always thinking clearly and can quite often make the wrong choice and waste time.

2.) Talk to your parents they’re older and wiser and know you better than yourself

3.) Take a year out – this gives you some thinking time

4.) Get a part time job – earn some money if you take a year out and put it towards something you would really like to do like travelling or if you considering to reapply for University then you have some extra money behind you

5.) Look at foundation courses at Universities of what you originally wanted to do so if you already know what you want to do then you can, even though it will take you back a year it’s better than not doing it at all.

So even though at this moment in time things may seem like they aren’t going your way, don’t panic!

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” ~ David Brinkley

Good luck to those receiving their GCSE results this week.

In other News:

Countdown for the Great North Run: 18 days

Countdown for Cancer Research Masquerade Ball: 39 Days

Also Miss England will be scouting the streets of Cumbria soon looking for the next Miss Cumbria so keep an eye out!

Lots of love Charlotte X