Posted by piggie4299
So, why is life getting busier for me? I’m currently studying for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Board Certification exam. There’s a mouthful, eh? Basically, this is a certification that you are a specialist in the field. Then I will get to add a spiffy C to my signature (insert your oh and ah here). Oh yeah, that’s right, I shall be the proud owner of the mighty RNC! (and I’m sure that will some how allow me to conquer the world). I’ve met all the education and experience requirements. Now it is time to take the test. And there is a course and a book that come with that test, of course. Not sure when I will be taking the test yet. I will be putting in my application for the exam in April and then will get the test date after that. I will be studying like cray-cray until the test day. Others who have taken the test keep assuring me that I will do alright, but I can’t seem to explain to them that the reason that I do well on tests is the process that I go through before the testing day arrives. Everyone has their own system and when you find what works for you stick with it! Mine? I let the OCD take hold and I super saturate my brain. Then the deadline pressure kicks the ADHD into gear and I’m on fire. It’s a storm that I just have to ride on or burn up in. Learned that one the hard way back in college. While it may look terrible from the outside perspective, I assure you that from mine it isn’t. This is one of those times that I find my brain to be completely functional and fine tuned in its own weird way. I excel in the class room setting. Because I love to learn, I find it is one of the times that my hyper-focus will usually kick in and the OCD will be useful. But the down side is that I often struggle to get other things done. Hence why the scheduling of life needs to be more flexible if I’m going to successfully meet all my obligations. Another lesson I learned the hard way back in college. Learned a lot of things back in college the hard way. >.< And all this for that great and mighty C. Yes, I long for the C. For one, it is required to continue to work in my current position. And I really enjoy the job so I must gets the C. Then there is the coolness that I will get a 5% raise once I have the C and I will be doing the same job. Hey, more money, same job. Yup, I’m liking the C already.