SECOND CHANCES By @gnomeegnome

By Naomi Taylor




There is a reason that there is no third chance. 

It doesn’t exist.

The last couple of weeks at SCA have been a shit storm.

I dealt with things in the wrong way.

I got a second chance.

There will be no third.

I won’t go into detail about what happened but put it like this… 

I took the school and staff for granted.

The result? 

I wasn’t allowed into school for a week.

It was tough.

I wanted to be there.

I realised that it was better for me and others that I wasn’t.

When I went back I was eager to make things right.

I struggled to get my motivation and passion back.

I didn’t feel I was any good.

I missed some deadlines.

I was late.

But then Friday came and everything shifted.

I got the 4th highest book score.

I had joint best copy.

I had news about getting my book published in a magazine.

It was unbelievable.

But it came at the right time.

I needed it.

I needed to see that I was being too hard on myself.

I needed to see that I was capable.

I’m still not perfect and things still aren’t right.

And there’s not long left.

I’m worried.

But I know that I can do it.

I know that I will.

People believe in me.

I just need to believe in myself.

If you are starting at SCA in September, take every opportunity.

Treat the school with respect.

Know that people genuinely care.

Take all support offered.

Don’t miss deadlines.

Be you.

But most importantly keep going.

There’s more bad days than good.

But you can do it.

There’s a reason you got into SCA.

Don’t let go of it.

I promise you will regret it if you do.

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