full circle

I took the train into the city this morning. It was the easiest way to get to Bunker Hill Community College to take that darn LCSW exam. I had taken it there 5 years ago, back when we were living in Natick, back when CT was ahead of us and not behind. Commuter to Orange to Community College. I was there by 10:30 with a noon time start time for the exam. I hooked myself up with a computer in the library, reviewed some more of the amazing flashcards I found on flashcard exchange. Kids these days, they have it sooo easy! I ate lunch, I watched the clock. I took a deep breath. I sat in the exam room for over 3 hours, checking, rechecking, flagging and unflagging 170 questions. My heart was beating through my chest when I hit submit and was subjected to the survey "ease of registration" "testing environment" before it finally, FINALLY, told me I had passed. I had passed, oh my freaking god, life could go on. I had not given my notice to have to grovel for my job back because I had failed, NO, I had passed! My printout reported that I had not just passed, I nailed that test - 137 of 150 scored questions correct. BETTER than five years ago - because I have been doing this for 5 years now. I walked outside into the crisp of fall and saw the Zakim Bridge, right there to the left, where a blank piece of sky had been 5 years ago. Things have changed, things have stayed the same, things have come around the carousel and this time - this time - it feels even better.

3 comments:

  1. Yay!!! Congrats Kerri! Great news! Does this mean you'll be working at the Hospice shortly???

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS! YAY!

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  3. congrats, great work, Nice.

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