Alevel Results: Ready. Set. Go.

Alevel Results: Ready. Set. Go.

Fellaaaas. How’s everyone doing? I hope ya’ll are as awesome as always? ?
I’ve been (as usual) meaning to write something a lil’ chill, one of those chitchat session kinda thing..especially after all the recent poetry posts. Anyway, let’s start of with addressing just how monumental this week actually is. For anyone who’s unaware, I’m 18 years old which not only means I get to scream into the abyss for a driver’s license (and wait another 18 years before I get one ?) BUT I CAN ALSO, officially, say I’m done with school.

As nice as that sounds, problem is, to be proper done gotta have to get through the whole getting your exam results to make it official bit ya know? And oh boy oh boy, does that sound perpetually unnerving.

tear-induce-inator 9000.

What I’m trying to (interestingly) convey is that my A level (which fyi are the nasty high school exams by the Brits ?) results are set to be released on the 11th of August, 2016 aka Thursday aka tomorrow aka biggest moment of truth in all of space and time no kidding. Hence, I’m not even sure how to process it all. I like to think I’m a chill person. I panic, yes, of course, a lot. But I sort of get over it soon enough? Call it easily distractible or whatever. I manage to find the humour in dire situations, enough to stick with a it-is-not-the-end-of-the-world attitude and for that, surely, I’m grateful.

{side note: maybe people who don’t..perhaps they work harder so as to prevent any dire situations at all? I personally think it’s about how you use the panic and tension in any circumstance, how much you allow these negative feelings to influence you and how much you influence them. I mean, finding the balance between underestimating vs overestimating and then learning from the experience, right? let me know what you think okay? okay, end side note.}

I’ll be honest: I don’t have much to say. Wish I did. Maybe this post would’ve been more content-wise substantial then..but for now, sorry for the disappointment. However, this post can be a reminder of sorts.

To realise that results day, like any day, is basically, A DAY. Because most things, in retrospect, cease to be as scary as your good ol’ heart and brain have led you to believe, no?

Regardless of everything and anything, I hope to remember that. 

So let the storm come when it wants to,


I’m ready.

are you?


p.s. goodluck to myself and everyone else in the same boat,
we’re all in this together, fellas.


  • Kate

    August 10, 2016 at 3:21 pm Reply

    The same goes for me. I panic (and quite embarrassingly obvious I might add) but then it’s like a…burp, I guess? ? Really loud only for a short while then it subsides. Good luck on your results!

    • tinkererofwords

      August 10, 2016 at 7:18 pm Reply

      agreed! also, awesome analogy ? Thanks as always, Katey ?I might ahem follow up with a post-result post. Let’s see. *fingers crossed*

      • Kate

        August 11, 2016 at 2:32 am Reply

        My fingers and toes are crossed for you! ?

  • randomlyabstract

    August 10, 2016 at 4:36 pm Reply


  • thari

    August 11, 2016 at 11:10 am Reply

    So i guess it was today? Hope u survive… good luck… 🙂

    • tinkererofwords

      August 14, 2016 at 7:45 pm Reply

      THANK YOU. (i did survive! ? wohoo)

  • Hiba

    August 12, 2016 at 10:16 am Reply

    It’s 12 today! I hope you got the results you were hoping for… 🙂
    I’m 18 too but I’m done with IGCSE’s. I swear it sucks xD
    I’m doing ACCA now… And I’ve to give an exam soon…. Wish me luck 😛

    • tinkererofwords

      August 14, 2016 at 7:44 pm Reply

      hawww. Thank you for that wonderful comment. Sorry it took me so long to reply but yesss results were alright! ^_^ I’m happy, Alhumdulillah. ALSO YES HIBA, all the best of luck for your road ahead. Stay blessed, ok? 🙂

      • Hiba

        August 15, 2016 at 2:32 pm Reply

        Oh I’m so glad your results went well 😀
        And thank you, I hope my on coming exams go well too… 🙂

  • T.Khan

    September 1, 2016 at 7:16 pm Reply

    Alright, so as soon as I discover a new blogger (mind it like-minded blogger) I quickly start rambling through the blog and so far this is the most relatable post I found here (I haven’t checked much yet:p) but yeah, just got my A level result too and I was highly nervous. Would u like sharing urs in post-result post, I’d wait for that!;D

    • tinkererofwords

      September 1, 2016 at 11:25 pm Reply

      hahah what a beoootiful topic to relate to, haina?! ? but yes of course, I will soon post the follow up! It’s so, so nice to meet people in the same boat as you :’) Oh and I hope your results met your expectations? Alevels were nasty, anyway. ?

      • Soul Stitcher

        September 2, 2016 at 11:07 am Reply

        Hahaha OmG I love your occasional sarcastic tone, this so feels like home to me. And indeed it is a very beooootiful topic;D. As for expectations, they are hardly met nahi? But it wass Okaaaay , like fine it was good xD

        • tinkererofwords

          September 2, 2016 at 1:31 pm Reply

          AYYEEE WELCOME HOME THEN. apna he ghar samjhain! ?and yep, expectations are well…expectations. ? shukar hai bas khatam hoa woh chapter ?waisay what’re you gonna be studying next?

          • T.Khan

            September 2, 2016 at 1:57 pm

            Hahaha oh my, thanks for the warm welcome. Hospitality on fleek bhie, buhat shukriya xD And I basically badly wanted an A in Literature, and would have been fine with a B in Sociology, but as Allah wills, it happened the other way round. Rest of the result was great Alhumdulillah. I would basically be doing bachelors in Social Sciences, because I would be pursuing Psychology. Hbu? Or maybe u can tell this in the follow-up post hahaha;D

          • tinkererofwords

            September 2, 2016 at 8:42 pm

            WOAH MashAllah! Good job on acing em’ nasty Alevels ? and oi, Psychology sounds so neat! I was interested in studying it too before applying, but that interest lasted like 2 days ? too theory-ish sciency for my taste..(not to say psychologists don’t look super duper rad ?) Ahem, ok so Spoiler: ……………………………………….I’m going to study Computer Science! yay, code monkaaaaay. ? baki STAY TUNED TO FIND OUT (Muhahahahahahah ?#SlytherinOUT)

  • T.Khan

    September 3, 2016 at 9:10 am Reply

    OhMyLord hahaha, True true Psychology can give that kinda impression but since you are talking to a psycho fan of psych so I can be safely bias and say thst it is highly interesting! XD
    And ahem, computer sciences, woah woah some systemising brains here with great maths (computer geek alerts!) .. Well honestly this was that perfect kinda spoiler which keeps u eagerly waiting for more^-^ :”D

    • tinkererofwords

      September 3, 2016 at 8:25 pm Reply

      hahah, kewwwlness. Also, lol. I wish I was actually good at maths. 🙂 2nd grader ka dimagh hai mera when it comes to numbers. but from what I’ve heard/read, CS is more like problem solving and less of pure math math. But who knows?! that’s a worry for another day ? Chalo, ab tou Ima actually *get started* on the follow up post ?#YayProcrastination

      • InnosinnedAes-Teh-tics

        September 4, 2016 at 10:22 pm Reply

        Anything with the mention of maths scares me honestly so it is still a thumbs up for you (daring insan bhie) As for the follow up posts, yesss I am eagerly waiting for them;D

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