I waited oh so patiently for last Friday to arrive…NCARB letters typically come the second Friday after my exam. Except this time. Then it didn’t come on Saturday, and it certainly didn’t show up on Monday thanks to the Columbus Day Holiday (no one else got the day off either, right?). I hoped and prayed that the letter would be waiting for me tonight and sure enough it was.
I tore into the envelope like a kid on Christmas morning, and peeked at the letter before taking it out: PASS
*insert sigh of relief and fist pump #6 here*
I’m so grateful to have another one behind me. To be honest I can’t believe how fast it’s all going… it feels like I was just studying for CDS. Now that I’m almost done I’ve begun to realize just how much these exams teach us. I catch myself smiling when the guys at work are discussing issues similar to those in my text books, and I feel so much more confident when given codes to research, contracts to look over, details to draw, etc. Even though we complain about the exams, it’s incredible to think about how far they push us to become more rounded designers. A part of me has enjoyed the learning process and I hope to have a career with many opportunities to gain knowledge. Not that there’s much of a choice really…hello Continuing Education requirements.
So now I finally feel like I can focus on BS. My biggest goal is to study as thoroughly as possible this month so I walk in to Prometric on November 4th feeling confident. I’d hate to make a dumb mistake on my last exam and have it set me back 6 months at the end. The only option at this point is to knock exam 7 out of the park. Let’s do this!