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Monday, June 7, 2010

I did it! I DID it!!

The day came and is about to be put in the 'went' column.

You are reading words that are being carefully typed by a Certified Respiratory Therapist! WOOHOO!!
I woke up this morning with a slight feeling of helplessness. And as I let the dog out, drank my coffee, showered, checked my e-mail, etc... it just got worse. I couldn't shake it.

The time came for me to leave the house and drive to Huntsville (50 minutes away) to the place where I was to be tested...I feel bad.

The time came for me to walk to my proctor's desk to show my ID...I feel sick.

The time came for me to walk the green mile (it WAS in an H&R Block bldg) to the small little room where I was to take the exam...I'm about to hurl.

The time came, and came, and came, and came for me to actually TAKE the exam (it took 2 hrs, 10 min)...I feel like falling asleep - in a pile of vomitus.

The time came for me to exit the exam module and return to my proctor...my stomach is churning, knees are weak and I'm shaking like a leaf.

The time came for me to actually READ my results...I am seriously contemplating suici...wait... what?!...I passed? I PASSED!!

Oh my sweet, long-haired, bearded baby Jesus! I PASSED!

You have got to be kidding me! The entire time I was taking that exam I felt like I could just crawl in a hole and die. Nothing was clicking. I could hear Death's chains rattling down the hall and for a brief moment I thought I saw his sickle's shadow.

But nope... apparently I'm smarter than I thought I was. I didn't pass with flying colors, but I didn't eek by either. I'm mediocre. And I'm happy with that. (Haha)

Now... my CRT license has been filled out and the check(s) are laying on top of it. Just have to put it in the mail tomorrow and within 7-10 days I should have confirmation that my license has been accepted and I can officially go back to work... at a higher pay scale I might add!

WOOHOO! I am the MAN! (Yep, I'm patting myself on the back. Why? Because I can and you can't stop me. hahaha)

Now the time has come for me to quit typing. I've got a headache. :p

'Til next time...

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Wish Me Luck

Well, today is the day. Actually, I've got to go to bed first and get some sleep. It's 1:13am and I'm still up studying for my exam...

Today I go to take my CRT (Certified Respiratory Therapist) exam. This test measures how smart I am and will tell me if I'm actually smart enough to obtain a license to practice. As you all know, I graduated college with my degree in Respiratory and have had to wait almost a month to take this test because the folks who paid for my education (WIA - Workforce Investment Act) were super slow to get my exam funds to me.

I studied for over two and a half years and it all culminates with this exam. Well, there is another exam I can, and will, take after this one - the dreaded RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist) exam. Same stuff, just a little more in-depth. That one takes all day. Roughly 5 hours to complete. But, the bright side is I'll get paid more. And who hates Benjamins? Not this ol' boy... no sir'ee bob. I need all those I can get.

These twins, although unborn, are stressing daddy out. I could have already been working and making better money if my funds had been released earlier. But, the past is just that... Now its time to look forward. Well, at least after I pass the exam tomorrow...

Wish me luck!! :)

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