DISCLAIMER: This is a ‘Non-Fictional’ Post.
This is the second instalment to ‘The Progress Report‘. Now this is a pretty long post, so for those of you who make it to the end, well all I can say is congratulations!
I’m also going to ensure that from here on out that I include the name of the person (and the website) whose photos I’m utilising throughout my posts
Any likes, comments or follows would be greatly appreciated as always 🙂
Gosh it sure is good to be back!
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3:52PM: ‘Wow, this is weird. It’s funny how you can miss so much in the space of a couple of months.’
It’s been too long, I know. 3 Months of not writing and now suddenly I’m back. It’s quite ironic when I think about it, see if you read my last blog post (Click Here: ‘A Year in Review’) you’d know that one of my promises was to become a better blogger.
Now, I am aware that the lack of posts may seem like I may have forgotten about this promise. However, I can assure you that this isn’t the case and this is why.
See, somewhere between December up until now, even before that, for years I would lose my will to write, create and to read. However, in this case I’d say that a lot of factors including unfortunate circumstances and a stroke of bad luck (just to name a couple) contributed to my lack of blog posts.
I’ll start at the beginning, last year I finished High School. Now to anyone close to me, it isn’t much of a secret that I didn’t try very hard in any areas relating to school work. Such as Homework, Assessments and Exams. If you’d ask me why this was, I’d probably tell you that because I didn’t know what I wanted to do, it made it very difficult for me to get motivated to do well.
Or I’d simply state to you, as I have to many other people (myself included) that ‘School wasn’t for me‘. Now, I’m going guessing that some of you will probably be thinking by this point that they’re pretty lame excuses. Which truth be told, they are. But for me, this is my truth. I’m sure there’s more to it than that and I promise that if I ever figure it out… I’ll write about it.
It would be interesting to find out the deeper reason after all.
Therefore, because of my attitude towards High School I wasn’t left with much at the end of the year. Which, in all honesty… If I had known prior to that date, I for sure would’ve tried harder to get my act together and get through it. I even discovered that if I had tried just a little bit harder, that it would’ve made all the difference.
So as it happens, the University I wanted to go to just so happens to run one of the best Diploma Course Programs in the country. Now they run this Program in 3 different ways:
– Accelerated: Which runs for 8 Months.
– Standard: Which runs for 12 Months.
– Extended: Which runs for 16 Months.
I personally wanted to do the ‘Extended Course’ (Mainly because that’s the one I thought I could get into). Now one of the good things that this Program does is that it looks at your total marks and then takes the average of those marks. Whatever the average you get, that determines which course you’re eligible to get into.
See, prior to me having to go down to the University in person to submit all my documentation. I completed my application online, now part of doing the application online is that it you have to put it in the subjects that you did along with the marks that you obtained. Now whether they don’t take these marks because you haven’t provided them with all the documentation regarding your identity is beyond me.
But anyhow, anyone would think that even if I didn’t have proof of my identification. You’d think that if you were able to put your marks into the application, and were able to complete it with no hassles that you were somehow eligible to get in.
So within a couple of days, my Mum and I travelled down to the City to submit the documentation. Which would finalise my application, and I would get in. We got there an hour and a half later via train and we got a ticket and sat down. Not long after I was called up to the counter and the woman took my documents and looked them over. She asked me to type in my Student Number and Password so that she could see all my marks for herself. So she took her calculator and input all my marks. I saw her make a disapproving face as she typed in the numbers again. I knew something was wrong, something in me knew what was coming. But I just didn’t want to admit it.
“Sorry Sir, but unfortunately your average isn’t high enough to get into the course that you want’ to get into.” I sat there in shock, I was in so much shock that I didn’t utter another word except a quick ‘Thank You’ and ‘Goodbye’. I was shocked so much that I didn’t stand up and fight, I had just simply conceited. The day that had been filled with so much hope, ambition and promise had been dwindled into nothing. All because of the gap between the averages.
Now, you know how I said earlier that if I had tried just a little bit harder that it would’ve made all the difference? Well, here’s where I revisit that point by stating that the average I needed was ‘63%’. Do you know what I got? I got ‘62.25%’. I was 0.75% off and they refused to let me into the course.
What they didn’t know was that I also refused, I refused to believe this to be my fate. So for weeks after, I kept conversing with the woman who helped me initially with my application (who happened to be the Acting Team Leader at the time) to review my case and send it to her superiors. Unfortunately I didn’t meet the minimum entry requirements so I was unsuccessful once again.
There is another part to this story, but I think I’ll save it for now. This blog post is pretty long as it is, haha.
Now after going back to the drawing board, I’ve come up with a product of sorts that will help me to be better: ‘A.J. BAWSE!’.
A.J. BAWSE represents everything I want to be, everything I want to stand for and everything I need to be in order to be the best version of me. At the moment, A.J. BAWSE has done a whole lot of thinking and has told me where I should be going in life. It involves a whole lot of moving, double majors and a dream coming true.
A.J. BAWSE is going to be the person that upholds all the promises that were mentioned in my last blog post. He’s going to write more, read more, follow more… Just do MORE! Because that’s what you all deserve.
So as of now, I am changing the name of the author to this blog (and quite possibly the bio). For now, ‘AINSWORDLY’ will stay as my site name. But that could be subject to change in the future.
Okay, okay the only reason I won’t change it now is because you need to be a premium member to change the address. Hehe 😀
Hopefully that’s not the only address that’ll change in the near future 😉
– A.J. BAWSE, Xx