When u lie to ur group about your test result because it's too shameful :'). Our results for our first test in uni (all in first year) came back and the people in my table got really good marks and thought it was 'piss easy'. I got 11/20. It's worth 15%. I cried in the train on the way back. (The results were released online that's why it's easy to lie about it)
aww darling… trust me, it’ll be okay, know that in a year or even in a few months this one number won’t matter at all. 15% isn’t something that you can’t rebound from, and while i understand that knot of guilt and shame that can come with expectations that have been let down, don’t make it a habit of lying to others. these things happen, you’re only human after all, as everyone else is. opening up, showing your vulnerabilities makes it easier to be honest with yourself as well. it’s true you don’t owe them details, but you owe yourself the courage to face the situation instead of pretending it’s not what happened.
i know the last thing you probably want at the moment is pity, but your classmates may have valuable advice or be able to help you in some way. pride and perfectionism aren’t the way to go right now — remember that the transition to uni is always harsh, more so for some people than for others, and it’s quite common to have low results at first! keep your head up, you’ll move past this and achieve amazing things. sending you a virtual hug!