Hi Anon! Thank you so much for this lovely message. pretty sure i’d be flustered bc you are A1.
Hi New Person! Admirer? Aww, thanks.
yes! i started my classes today.
to questions like ‘what are you doing now (that you’re done with 12th)?’ ?
earlier, i used to have a problem telling people that “no, i did not get a college of my choice, i am going to take a gap year. preparing for PMTs is tough”. i used to be ashamed. Not that i’m proud of what happened but i dont let it bring me down either. this is a recent development and i like it. Just tell them freely. ‘they’ cant do anything. ‘people’ will talk for a while and then forget about it. they are not supporting you like your friends and family. friends and family-only care about them. put these people away. they make you feel bad. if you tell them openly and confidently, your confidence will shock them as to HOW are you so chill even after what happened. you are not accountable to them. you dont need feel bad FOR THEM. also, i think it is a way of self acceptance. like “hey, fine. it happened. it’s in the past. i learnt something from it. it brought me down but i have to move on and i can do better now. so i dont have to be depressed anymore in order to remind myself of my weaknesses. i know what they are and i have work on them.”
this helped me a lot.
Stay happy. You’ll sail through. :)