It’s here – the day I take my comprehensive exam for my masters degree. This exam is supposed to determine whether I know what I need to know to graduate in May and go out into the world of counseling as more than an intern. I have mixed feelings about this exam based on the fact that it’s multiple choice (since when is counseling that straight forward?) and people from past years have said that it is not exactly difficult.
Obviously I don’t want it to be so difficult that I’m worried about failing, but my masters degree is riding on this, shouldn’t it be a bit more than 50 multiple choice questions? Maybe I’m totally wrong. I could walk out of the exam at 4pm today wondering if I even passed. Either way, I know what I’m doing as soon as it’s over. Tonight is tapas night!
Some of the girls from my program and I like to get together for dinner and drinks on occasion and we love a local tapas place near campus called Tasca. Because I’m on their email list, I got a coupon for the month of January that I need to use before it expires. If we have at least six people we also get a free bottle of champagne. What better to celebrate this test being over, right? So regardless of how the test itself goes today, I’m having a belated birthday celebration with an awesome group of people so this day is already awesome!
I have high hopes that once this exam is over I’ll also have a bit more free time on my hands, but who knows if that’s actually true. I have a case presentation on 2/5, the outline of which is due this upcoming Tuesday. My final paper for the weekend course I took is due this upcoming Monday, along with my final reflections about the course. I have really enjoyed working on everything for the course, but it will be nice to finally wrap it up a bit.
Most of all I’m excited about getting back into a routine that includes daily exercise and eating well. I have been struggling a lot lately with how I have been feeling about myself and recorded a vlog for you all last night to help explain it a bit better. In the meantime, wish me luck on my exam!