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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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16 comments:

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

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  2. Best wishes! Stopped by from Friday Follow!

    justanightowl.com

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  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.

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  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

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

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  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! :)

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  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.

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  8. Following your lovely blog on FF!

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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

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  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

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  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!

    http://dustinnikki.blogspot.com/

    Nicole

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

    Happy Follow Friday!

    Tami
    www.heartsmakefamilies.com

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