My First Failure in NUS Dentistry: Year 1 reflections
big oof #throwback
This happened back in Year 1 and I still remember this day clearly.
I was studying in the library with my friends when one of them pulled out his phone and was shocked that someone had failed. That someone turned out to be me!
I had to juggle the shock of that with the pressure of an upcoming finals paper, both of which could have caused me to retain.
So after a quick breather below the library *cue how could this happen to me*I got back up on my feet, and focused on the upcoming finals paper before tackling the retest.
My 2 biggest takeaways from this was:
- I had to get my priorities right. Academics first before all these outside stuff like vlogging/content creation. This also determines my free time outside of academics and removes the unnecessary pressure I would get from not doing well.
- Always treat your friends well! Big shoutout to them for always being there for me during, I would say, my toughest time in year 1. They willingly extended a helping hand to help me prepare for the retest, which was an oral exam. So you needed someone to talk to to put your answers into words.
It was one of my first few videos and my audio isnt great, but I have added subtitles to help! It would be greatly appreciated if you show some love for it! It means a lot to me