Yeah, I’ve been studying. I’ve been reading through my handwritten notes, my class notes, my outlines, study guides, the awesome blog post Scott Largent wrote, etc.
But I totally don’t feel prepared yet.
I mean, I get the big picture, I get the big concepts, but when it comes down to memorizing mathematical formulas (may I remind you how bad I am at math?), knowing the real difference between RS232 and RS422, or CODECs, or uses for CAT-5 vs. CAT-6, etc. cables, my mind starts to freeze and I go into a sweaty-awkward-‘drink four Diet Cokes’-panic.
I’m 15 and 1/2 days away.
I’m starting to feel like I’m going to fail. I don’t want to want to fail. I want to pass. I, SO BADLY, want to pass. But for this creative, left-handed, right-brained, numbers-and-specs-hurt-my-head kind of woman, I get these overwhelming feelings of stress and self-doubt.
Can I do it?
Can I pass?
What information will I use in the future? How can I make some of this content more approachable from a “Ahhhh I got this!” standpoint.
Am I even making sense? I know I’m probably getting a little too honest on this here blog post, but I figure if I’m going through these sort of test-taking stressors that I might not be the only one.
So, yeah. Tell me… am I nuts? Do you feel like this when it comes to test-taking? Or the CTS exam? Or life?
I’m usually such an easy going, relaxed person that I don’t know what to do when I DO end up feeling like this.