is over! And I survived. And none of the life-ending scenarios that I pictured in my head occurred. Like ... my Vaio not working. I was TERRIFIED that I was going to have problems with it. (And I guess I still could since I still have a day and a half to go ... I better go knock on wood). I quit using my Vaio and got a Mac about a year ago because I was having really annoying problems with the Vaio. The sound didn't work, but when I would take it into the Sony store for trouble shooting it would miraculously work again. And then as soon as I would get home, it wouldn't work anymore. I also had tons of problems with it booting up and shutting down. It would take FOREVER. And I would miss the first 10-15 minutes of notes in class. So, I've been happy as a clam with my little Mac for the past year. Until, I signed up for the bar and realized that I had to have Windows on my Mac in order to download the exam software. Ugh. That was NOT in my budget and I was SO angry, because this stupid exam costs a fortune between the registration fees, the software fees and the review class. And the legal field is not exactly brimming with jobs. So, I decided to break out my Vaio and I've been really nervous about it since. I am SO thankful that it worked so well today!
I also had visions of there not being any outlet plugs in the testing room. I mean, I figured they would HAVE to have outlets, but we are taking the exam in a convention center and they encouraged us to bring extra batteries. I breathed a huge sigh of relief when I walked into Computer Room A this morning and saw that I had not one, but three plugs to choose from. Whew. Handwriting twenty four essays did not sound like fun to me.
I also had visions of having a complete panic attack or crying fit during the exam. I am happy to report that I did neither. Even when I opened up the first question packet and realized that Essay #1 was over the ONE subject that I really did not know. And while I am 100% certain that I did not get anywhere near full credit on that essay, I typed out a somewhat legible answer and moved on. And from there, it was all downhill.
All in all, today was not as bad as I was expecting. I think tomorrow will be a little bit more difficult but at this point, I am really just ready to be done with it all. I'm off to go check out the "Fitness Center" in the hotel and go over a few outlines before I try to get a good night's sleep!
Hope everyone's week is going well!