It ain’t over till the fat lady sings

A friend of mine commented this on my facebook status, after mentioning that I finally achieved my goals I set out for myself when I first started school in NTU. That goal was to achieve at least a second class upper grade at the end of my four-year journey in NTU. And I did achieved it, at the 11th hour, after the final results for my FYP grades were released.  The grade that I gotten for my final module, was enough to pull me up to achieve my goals. I am ecstatic. Truly I am.

And what my friend mentioned, “It ain’t over till the fat lady sings.” couldn’t be more true. Before I decided to do my FYP, I was so close to achieving my second class upper. But I wasn’t there yet. FYP was my last ditch effort to increase and pass that elusive 4.00 threshold that would deserve a second class upper standing. I told myself, this is it, this is the final chance for me to do my very best, pull it up one last time. After that, there is not more chances in changing your grade. So I chose to do FYP instead instead of an internship, where you merely get a pass/fail grade. My decision was probably the best decision I have ever made in so many years.

And the day came when the results were out. Which was today. And lo and behold! My GPA increased! I really did achieve my goals at the 11th hour. It was a close shave, one last push, which I did not take it for granted and the efforts really paid off. It ain’t over till the fat lady sings. You should never know the outcome till everything is over.

I have a lot of people to thank for. Particularly my mentors and supervisors who helped me along the way in my FYP. I definitely have to write a letter of thanks to them tomorrow, telling them how grateful I am for rendering lots of help along the way and for playing a crucial role in achieving my goals.

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