I PASSED!! I totally owned my certification exam!! I wasn't worried about taking it until the day of because I had no sleep and everything that could go wrong went wrong.
I had to travel a little over an hour to take the exam. The guy I've been seeing came with me to keep me company and to give his support. He also quizzed me from opening up my book MA book I had with and asking questions. I told him what I think I need more review on and he helped with that.
I had to arrive early to register. They examined everything I had, wanded me down, and searched my pockets and shoes...yea, it was kinda weird. That process took about a half hour.
The test said I had 3 hours 15 minutes to complete the test. It took me not quite an hour and a half. I was so tired from not getting any sleep that the last 2 portions of the test I had to slowly read or reread the questions because my eyes were so heavy. THAT made me nervous because I wasn't alert.
After the test I had to do a survey, and right after the survey the PASS screen popped up and I was awake now!! I couldn't stop smiling, got teary eyed, then got up and they had to do a process of clocking me out. They printed the PASS screen for me, notarized it, and stamped(embossed) the paper where they notarized it so it can be used legally for when I get my job since I wont get my license for awhile.
Once I got out of the building, I ran...*ahem* "ran" to my car where my guy was waiting and shoved him the paper. He smiled and said "Congrats! I'm proud of you!" He's proud of me and my accomplishments and he hasn't even been on that journey with me. He sure is something else. :)
We went and had Chinese food before we left then made the trek back home.
I had a lot of texts to reply to, Facebook messages, phone calls. My phone was hoppin that day! Lots of love! :)
I feel on top of the world. After everything I went through, struggled with, fought for, I never lost sight of this. And I didn't let anything stop me. And I did GREAT!
Now to apply for jobs and hopefully soon I will get my big girl job and everything else I've been waiting for will fall into place soon!