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Friday, March 5, 2010

Calm...Determination...and Friday Follow!

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of study, work, kids and active procrastination. I sat my exam this morning, and I know for a fact that my anticipated failure is no longer just a possibility, but a certainty. 

This my first failed exam. School has always been my thing. I could always put forth a minimum of effort and still maintain fairly good grades. Well, my complacency has caught up with me, and I have met my match in Financial Accounting 2. Discrete Mathematics? Quantitative Modelling? Computer Programming? I scoff in the face of these challenges--peh! Put a couple of deferred liabilities and some Present Value calculations in my path and I crumble. 

I have thought about how I would feel today, knowing in my heart that I have failed. I thought there would be a few tears of frustration, feelings of 'woe is me'--a pity party for sure. Strangely, I feel none of that. I feel calm. I feel determined--determined to do better next time.

I have come up with a few positives to this downturn of events:
  • I will know what to expect the next time I have to take this exam. 
  • 3/4 of the course material is already in my brain--ok, maybe 1/4 or I would have passed right?
  • I have between now and December to review what I did wrong.
  • I am starting Italian this week, and that will be heaps more fun!
  • I can catch up on all the stuff that has been piling up around me whilst I have been cramming. Cockroaches be gone!
  • I don't have to think about Accounting again today, and I think I might have a glass of wine. 
I credit my positive outlook to the fact that I blogged about this earlier in the week. I think that by writing about it, I prepared myself mentally for this eventuality. I have come to realise that it is no one's fault but my own and that I can either a) spend this weekend feeling sorry for myself or b) I can enjoy the weekend with my family and start to take some positive steps on Monday to do better next time. 

I choose b) and fully intend to get a High Distinction in Financial Accounting the next time around, and while I'm making big goals I'll add a High Distinction to my Italian subject as well!

Hope you all have a fab weekend! I had so much fun the last time around that I am joining the Friday Follow again this week. 

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  1. Hi from FF I'm following will be back to read more

  2. Best wishes! Stopped by from Friday Follow!


  3. OK so financial accounting is not your thing; good thing you're studying technology. You can't be good at everything. Don't beat yourself up. It's technology you need to be good at. Anyway, its Friday and I'm following.

  4. Visiting from "Friday Follow"...I'm your newest follower! Love for you to come visit me :)

    Have a great weekend!
    ~Shelley @ Shelley's Swag

  5. "Following you from http://bizzimommi.blogspot.com Happy Follow Friday!"

  6. Hey! Found you over at Friday Follow and thought I'd stop by.

    Feel free to stop by any of my blogs and follow them.

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    Happy Friday! Have a blessed weekend! :)

  7. I like your attitude, no knowledge is ever wasted and it will all work out for the best. Your newest follower :) Thank you for following Momedy. I look forward to reading more. My sister lives in Oz.

  8. Following your lovely blog on FF!

  9. Following you back! :o)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you have a great weekend!

  10. I am a believer in "self fulfilling prophesy," so you will do what you say!

  11. Thanks for commenting everybody. Your words of support are very much appreciated.

    Just a quick share of the tidbit my sister said to me on Facebook--she reckons it wasn't a fail, just a deferred success. I like that!

  12. Hi! Jennifer from Friday Follow, visit me at http://lifeisasandcastle.blogspot.com/2010/03/8-friday-follow.html

  13. I believe you are my first Australian blogging buddy!! :)

    I found you through the "Friday Follow" and decided to follow you with Google Friend Connect. I look forward to further exploring your blog! Come on over and visit the Freely Living Life Family when you get a free moment. Happy blog hopping! <3

  14. Hi, I am your latest follower from FF, I am a tadbit late on the follow. I will hang around and read for a while. Hope you can follow me as well on my blog at www.safehomehappymom.com

  15. I'm a little late but I saw your blog from Friday Follow. I didn't get to check out as many as I wanted to on friday. I'm a follower now!



  16. Hey just stopping by to say Hi from Friday Follow!

    Happy Follow Friday!



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