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Shaken, Not Stirred

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  1. muddy runner says:

    Don’t be too hard on yourself πŸ™‚

  2. Dawn says:

    During my last job hunt, I applied to work at a video store. I nailed the first interview…then I was told in order to be in management you needed to take a test. Easy peasy right?
    I was shocked at the intensity of this test. There were math problems and word problems and I think even some science stuff. I was convinced that I would fail that test. My winning personality was going to be no match for that test…I do not do well on tests, never have.
    I passed with a 72%. I don’t know how I did it, but I guess I’m way smarter than I give myself credit for LOL

  3. You have such a positive attitude that I am sure you will pass with flying colours. It is fantastic that you are doing this. There is nothing as confidence-building after a fall-down as education and achievement. I wish you well.
    (PS. What is the course? Is it to add to your teaching, or a different direction?)

    • Thanks!:)

      Different direction entirely. Which is why it has me shaken. I’ve been teaching for 14 years. That’s a long time. Then again, I was with my ex for 16 and survived that transition!

      • Ah! Congratulations!. I remember ‘discussing’ this with you about 12-18 months ago (after my cousin had started a new career at age 59). At that point you did not consider it. What made you change your mind?
        By the way, it is on the cards for me too. However I am still constrained by “the process” (property settlement) which is taking forever.
        I am buoyed on by your daring into the unknown.

        • That’s right! I’ve wanted a change for a while, but been resistant due to my financial situation. This opportunity came along and is too good to pass up.

          May we both have new careers soon:)

  4. I love the layout and graphics on your blog. As for your current endeavor, I freaked out at tests long before I was betrayed – hang in there and you will do just fine. In fact you will probably surprise yourself and come through with flying colors.

  5. I would ask first, how long has it been since you have had to take a test or been in a classroom as a student? When I returned, well let’s just say the first few tests rattled my brain and shook me to the core. Don’t allow yourself to be sucked in, just go with what you know about your normal and then follow your plan.

    • Only a few years. I wrapped up a master’s and my gifted certification in 2008 and then turned around and got my HS math certification (exam only). I borrowed a different book from a friend and it contains some of the material that was on the test but not in the course. Looks like it was a case of mismatch. Grrr…

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