Tomorrow is the BIG DAY!! No I am not renewing my vows, giving birth, turning 21, or graduating…. (been there, done that)…..rather I am taking one of the biggest test of my whole life. In order to practice occupational therapy I must be certified which means I am close to 600 dollars poorer and am sure to have a migraine tomorrow.
This is how I prepare for the BIG DAY…
A little hot chocolate (yes I know it’s 100 degrees outside), my own motivational note to myself, the testing booklet, and lots of focus and determination.
After completing 10 questions (there are 200 total) I start to look like this…..
Then question 50 rears it’s ugly head and it gets this greeting….
Honestly once question 75 comes around my eyes are burning and my concentration is lost. I usually pull out the phone to make sure no members of my posse have contacted me. (Yes, my posse lives in my head and hardly anyone ever contacts me) Once this disspointment is over my mind starts to wander to how uncomfortable I am. So I must get up and walk around for a bit….I mean it’s only good for my health. That usually leads to getting distracted by the nerf gun wars going on in the hallway so naturally I have to join in. Meanwhile the test time is ticking and instead of answering questions about splinting, ADL’s and spinal cord treatment i’m in the living room hammering my 5 year old with bullets. Eventually, I do get back to the test but now have sore arms from the previous nerf battle, my hot chocolate has run dry, and frankly my motivation has gone out the window.
Usually this all ends with this type of action……..
Yes, this is me passed out on the couch. I still haven’t quite figured out who the sleeping picture fairy is because I seem to have a million of these pictures on my phone. My bet is a particular camera happy 5 year old but proof has yet to be found.
What can I say? Studying so hard and diligently just puts me to sleep.
All joking aside, I am rather nervous for the BIG DAY. I feel like I have done enough to pass but you never know until you get the results. I put a lot of pressure on myself but for once I feel like I have a lot of people behind me on this. I’m gonna walk in there tomorrow with my familys support and a slew of former patients who believed in me enough to let me treat them as a student, taught me unforgettable lessons, and never gave up on my abilities. If it weren’t for them I wouldn’t be here at this point. I only wish I could see all of them again and tell them thank you and how I did. However, each one of them will be with me in spirit cheering me on like I cheer for them every day.
I end today with one of my favorite quotes:
“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.”
There was once a time I thought this BIG DAY would be impossible. Yet, here I am hours away. I’m ready to face the impossible and make it completely and beautifully possible.
Until then I’m gonna go relax, enjoy a glass of wine and get my confidence on.
Challenging everyone to try something impossible…….