“When you want to succeed as bad as you wanna breathe, then you will be successful.”

Greetings,

First things first, I shall address the matter of results day. Today my results for 1st year were released, and I have passed every module with a 2:1. I have mixed feelings about this. I am proud of my results as a 2:1 is a very commendable grade; but I also feel slightly disappointed that my 2:1 in the Creative Writing module was borderline. Had I received one mark less, it would have fallen in to the 2:2 scale. Now I am not saying that a 2:2 is not a good grade, but for many years, I have felt that creative writing is the strongest skill I have on my palette. The pieces I wrote for these modules, I felt, were some of the best I’ve ever written, hence I feel slightly deflated. If I had received a solid 2:1 then I would have been perfectly content. Yet, I understand that I have received this grade for a particular reason, which brings me to the conclusion that I mustn’t be writing with the flare and the excitement that the markers are perhaps looking for. As I sit here writing this on a train making its way through Wales, I have made an oath to myself:

Second year WILL be better, in terms of success and personal gratification. I have worked hard, but I now need to work harder because life is all about pushing the boundaries. There is no comfortable level to settle at once reached; I must push past it and keep on soaring to achieve success and happiness. This means I must want… NEED success more than I need oxygen. It sounds cliché, but in order to be successful I must be driven and motivated, and tell myself each day that I CAN be as successful and triumphant as I want to be.

In other news, I saw the film ‘Now You See Me’ the other day at the cinema. I was hesitant as I prepared to see it, as I’ve never been a big fan of magic and trickery. However, it did not disappoint. It was an exciting, perplexing rollercoaster ride. I think the revelation at the end was slightly lackluster, and the film tried focusing too hard on trying to deceive us rather than build sustainable characters. Nonetheless, it was certainly a more enjoyable viewing than Man of Steel [for me, anyway]. I would rate it a 6/10.

That’s all for this week. I will hopefully have more content to post next week.

Until next time…

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