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 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.