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Exam day

April 1st, 2010 at 03:48 am

I don't know why I'm incredibly nervous, but I am. I did worse on the simulated exams with Financial, and I still passed. You'd think by scoring 70-85 percent on the practice questions I'd feel confident, but I'm not.

I think a part of me refuses to gain a certain level of confidence because I remember COUNTLESS times when I felt confident about something and fell flat on my face. Some people think that's a self esteem thing, but really... I would rather be modest about my abilities and surprise myself, than potentially come off as arrogant.

My first car accident happened that way. I was taking a speech class and was sooo boastful about how I was the better driver than my husband. He's a pretty aggressive driver, I'm more laid back. At that point, I was 21 and had yet to receive a ticket of any sort. Meanwhile, DH had speeding tickets.

Then a few days before my speech about "driving", I got into a car accident. I remember that day clearly as I was leaving the parking lot, feeling confident about what I was doing.

Then BAM! As I went to turn left, suddenly there was a car in front of me. I didn't know what hit me.

I think remembering how cocky and arrogant I was back then keeps me from being that way. Its when I'm that way I realize that I'm the most vulnerable to not paying attention & letting things slip by.

Complacency is often my enemy. And you only become cocky and arrogant when you're complacent. After all, you KNOW the stuff... nobody can touch you. And all the while you're sitting somewhere thinking you know it all, a surprise comes your way and karma knocks you off your high horse.

So - If I come off as lacking self esteem, its not really that. I feel confident that I've prepared the best I can but I'm also aware that a few curveballs may get thrown my way that I may not be prepared for.

I took a few of Gleim's practice questions and realized Becker NEVER talked about ElderCare services. When I saw those questions I was like "What is this?!?!?"

But as with anything else... I'm going to try my best & that's all I can do. I feel like I have a good shot at passing, BUT I also know that just cause I feel well-prepared... doesn't mean its a sure thing. I'm sure we can all relate to a time where we took a test, thought we aced it and then find out we completely bombed it. That's how I approach this test.

7 Responses to “Exam day”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Crossing my fingers that you pass!!

  2. scottish girl Says:

    Good luck!!

  3. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    Good Luck ! :-)

  4. snshijuptr Says:

    I have faith in you! You've been studying so hard.

  5. Ima saver Says:

    God luck to you today!

  6. dmontngrey Says:

    Good luck!! Smile

  7. frugaltexan75 Says:

    You can do it!

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