It was May 26, 2018 and like every student of class XII, I was stuck to the screen of my laptop, refreshing Google time and again, waiting for the result to be out with half a breath and no words, until it struck 12:19 pm and CBSE declared the result on the website.
As I logged in with my credentials, I was too eager to know if I had managed a good score and as people who consider class XII examinations a deciding factor say, a good life ahead.
I had managed a best of four score with an 82.75% and the immediate thought which crossed my mind was – will I be able to make it into a good, decent college? It is considered a major deciding factor which determines the future of the child. But as I calmed myself down, informing my result proudly to people who have mattered all throughout my journey, I wondered about this one simple question.
“So what if I didn’t score up to the benchmark of 90% and above?”
I realised that this might be the benchmark to decide the college I may get in, but it will not decide what I may do in life in the future. It won’t decide what I will become, and how I may conquer my dreams. It won’t decide if at all, I’ll win over the struggles of my life or not, and it simply won’t decide the calibre I hold within myself to achieve what I want to achieve.
Every child owns a unique speciality within themselves, I hold mine with words and that simply cannot be snatched away just because I scored mediocrely in my XII Board Examinations. I’ll still be who I am, the fighter who has never learnt to lose, I’ll still be the girl with a brain and an opinion to voice with words which can leave an impact, words which create magic.
I know, as days will pass by, nobody will ask about how much I scored in my Boards, as I achieve where I’d want to be, nobody may ask which college I was in.
It all depends on how much faith we hold within us. It depends on how much fight I capacitate within my heart, and for me, the battle isn’t over yet, the battle will never be over for me till I become who I want to become. A few numbers cannot be the lifetime hurdle to it.