Friday, October 7, 2016

Is Failure Really Okay?

I’ve failed. I’ve failed today. Actually I don't even know, because I haven't received an answer, but I’m pretty sure I did. I had a maths exam today and I failed. Before I talk about my failure, let me tell you how all this has happened.

When I was standing in front of class waiting for our teacher I was really nervous. This was going to be my first maths exam which is relevant for my graduation. On the other hand I knew I had studied and standing there I could remember everything I had learned, so why worry? Was there anything else I could have done besides studying everything our teacher told us until I was sure I knew everything? I thought not. When we got the papers, the tasks seemed similar to the ones I did at home, but then I spotted some I did not know how to do. We hadn't talked about them in class. So in the end I had many incomplete tasks left. The thought of having failed hasn't left me ever since.

I know that literally every person makes mistakes, but when I think of failing again and again to finally succeed I think of trying again and again. In this case I won’t get another chance to take this exam again to change my grade which will influence my final graduation grade, no matter what and there is no way I can graduate again. 

I tell you this because, like many people I’d like to tell you about how I failed, but not after I’ve succeeded. I want to tell you how I feel right now before taking the next step. When I get my exam back I’ll let you know with another post if I really did that bad and how I feel afterwards.

What bothers me most is that I could have done better IF I had known all the topics of the exam, since we hadn't had them all in class this year and normally an exam is about what you did learn or repeat before the exam. So the result doesn't actually show what I’m capable of doing, does it? Maybe it does and I should have studied more, more than I thought I needed. Well, I think failure might be okay if do it better next time. But it will leave its mark and influence my future. I’ll come to a deciding conclusion when I get my exam and my clear mind back again;) 

After all…

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Stationery Haul

I love love LOVE stationery. Planning and organizing might be important, but with great stationery it can even be so much fun! Since I've been shopping some calendars and notebooks I wanted to show them to you, so maybe you can get a little inspired the next time you go buy stationery.

First I have a calendar. It's not dated, so you can decide when you want to start planning without having to wait or even leaving out pages.This calendar offers you pages for a yearly plan, monthly plans, daily plans, projects and notes. You can see what the daily planners look like below:

Next I have  cute little notebook with a fish on it and it says "MEMORY OF SEVEN SECONDS".
That's funny and cute, because people say that fish only have a memory of a few seconds and you can write things down in this notebook in order to remember things instead of forgetting them like a fish. The paper inside is blank.

When I saw this one I immediately knew I had to buy it. Don't you want to dream and explore just by looking at it? Even though I love it so much I still haven't decided what to use it for... Any ideas? This is what the inside looks like by the way:

 This one, I thought, looks very extraordinary. It is actually, 'cause this one has brown paper:

Maybe I'll use this one for my drawings.

This is another simple notebook. So simple that it is a special one. Look at its back:

All notebooks and calendars are from Joytop and Yoofun. Did you like them as much as I do?

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