So anyway, I sat down in the exam hall. The exam invigilator passed out the paper, I opened it, and my jaw practically dropped to the ground. No exaggeration!
You see, I taught I’d be smart and forecast what was coming up in the exams (DON'T EVER DO THAT!) So, I only studied what I thought was going to be asked. Well, from here it can be said that I bloody suck in forecasting.
As I embraced my nothing-ness, I thought I'd start from the last section which has the essay questions.
I start writing, adding all UNNECESSARY points to proof to my lecturer that I DID in fact, STUDY! (Though I admit to doing lousy job at it) I procrastinate while writing hoping to stretch time so I wouldn't need to face the 10 pages in the front (that I didn't know how to answer.)
Then my eye catches something. I re-read the question.
“Oh god, I'm screwed.”
Out of a sudden, they start exchanging answers. EVERYONE around me is copying. You can hear ‘Eh, nombor 15?" and someone whispers the answer. The exam hall is filled with murmurs of the students. The exam invigilator seems to be too caught up with whatever is on the newspaper.
Then a friend whispers to me. "Sabrina!" He gives his paper a slight push to the end of the table.
I can see it! ALL of it! ; A paper full of answers. It is just what I need to pass. Then I’ll never have to sit through Mr. Thiaga’s boring lectures and listen to him babble again
But then another part starts pondering. The whole “what's the right thing to do?” part.
This gave me some time to think through my life. For the past years, I've been trying very hard to 'grow up' I think everyone my age would understand. We've just finished high school, we're in the midst of college, and soon we'll be working adults, leaving on our own, all away from home and totally out of our comfort zone.
In the end, I obviously chose to do the paper on my own (though, VERY reluctantly)
So this is me, I’m not the brightest girl in the block (my forecasting = failure), neither am I the best student, but one thing that I’m sure of is that I stand strong for the principles I hold.
And this is my success story (or rather the lack of it) because in my opinion, standing strong for the principles you have is the greatest success anyone can have.
Thank you Lord