So today I had my driving test and by the title of this post you can tell I failed. I cried earlier and I’m close to tears as I write this (I’m currently in the car driving back home). It hit me hard.
I think the thing that is annoying me the most is that I had a great drive and it was the manoeuvre that let me down – reverse around the bend. The one I find hardest.
At the end when the examiner told me I had failed I was numb at first, but during this drive back home the tears have started steadily flowing. I’ve spent so much money on this, and still failed. I drove pretty well, but got the one manoeuvre I dreaded the most.
However, as always, I’m going to pick myself up, dust myself down, definitely cry a bit more – and book another test.
Who knows, maybe second time lucky.
I’m home now and as I said above – I did definitely cry again. In fact, I bawled for ages on the phone to my brother and Tee. I had really felt like I’d let myself down, but now I’ve had time to relax, I can see this as a positive thing. I’m calm and I’m grateful.
I really want to encourage someone who has also experienced disappointment recently – maybe you lost out on a job, a promotion, or didn’t meet a goal you’d set for yourself – it’s not the end. I understand how frustrating it must be but pick yourself up again.
“Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.” George Edward Woodberry
Even though today didn’t pan out how I had hoped, I am really happy that I have done this. I am happy I stopped procrastinating about driving and finally put my money, time, and effort where my mouth is. And that goes for you too. If you’ve failed at something, it means you’ve given it a go – so carry on!
Don’t give up and don’t stop now because
failure makes the story sweeter.
It humbles you, it makes you appreciate success. So to everyone revising for January exams and assignments, even if this term has sucked for you – keep going, keep working hard. If your job applications keep coming back unsuccesful – keep applying! Success is at the end of the tunnel. Surround yourself with supportive friends and family – the reason I’m laughing and smiling right now is because of them.
I hope you’re all having a great week, I pray for everyone going back home for Christmas to have a safe journey 🙂
Lots of love x