Results day was so hard, my 4 years had led up to this day. To make it all worse, I was on Drivers for change without my friends or family around. I was so scared because I didn’t know how I would react and how the people around me would deal with it all.
But when it came, I remember I was sitting on a coach next to Rana (one of my DfC friends), when my phone lit up to show that my results had been released.
Honestly, my heart just went crazy. I struggled to breathe a little and felt sick at the thought. I clutched my phone hard to stop my hands from shaking. I kept repeating ‘I can’t open it!’ ‘I can’t open it!’ and she said ‘Nabeeda, just open it!’ She just made me feel so calm, for that I will be forever grateful.
It was funny because I was soooo nervous but she kept making jokes to calm me down and just kept saying that it would all be okay.
As she watched me click on the link, I jumped up and screamed with joy. I might have even cried a little. I had managed to achieve the goal I had set myself for the 4 years.
Everyone in the coach turned to look at me. When they realised what had happened they all clapped and congratulated me. I didn’t feel alone anymore, I felt like even though I was away from friends or family I had the right people around me.
As we got off the coach and I told everyone else, more hugs and congratulations came my way and I felt so happy. One person even got me a present and I think my heart kind of melted.
But then came the most important part, letting my mum know. Without her, these 4 years would never have been possible. So as I rang her and heard her voice I just felt like crying. When I told her, she sounded so happy that my achievement felt bigger than it was.
In that moment, I felt so complete. I know results and achievements don’t define and we shouldn’t let them define us. But when you work hard and it pays off and you see your parents smile, thats a whole new kind of vibe.
Hope you all got the results you wanted too.