6 years ago today I got my A Level results.
I picked them up alone because my parents and I had argued the year before at AS results time.
I passed everyone stood outside the college drinking wine because they were going where they wanted to, while I knew deep down that I hadn't done enough to get my place at medical school.
Having opened the results envelope I sat and cried on some portakabin steps. My grades were nowhere near good enough to get into medical school, but I rang them anyway.
I'd been rejected without a second thought. No extenuating circumstances in my case, just sheer stupidity and rebellion in my sixth form years.
So I say this to everyone out there about to get their results:
I got CCCd at A2 level and I'm at medical school now with a degree and masters under my belt.
If you want it badly enough then don't let A Level results stop you.
Otherwise, I wish you all the best of luck tomorrow, and will no doubt be seeing some of you in September at fresher's week!