Standardized Tests (aka GRE is going to kill me)

So I’ve been a little MIA for the last few days and that’s entirely because I’m studying my ass off for a test.

But wait? Didn’t I already graduate from college?!

Why yes, dear readers, I DID graduate already! But since I’m struggling to find a job with my measly two degrees, I’m considering going back to school for my master’s degree. That means I have to take a test to prove I actually learned something in college, I guess?

I’m not entirely sure what a $200 bunch of randomized math and vocal usage questions can tell you about my education level that my degrees and GPA can’t tell you but I’m scheduled to take it next week. 

Now, let me tell you when the last time I took a math class was. I took College Algebra during the fall semester of 2008. Yeah. You read that right. I haven’t had an official math class in almost 6 years. What little math practice I have had involves taking the tests my sister (a high school math teacher) makes for her students in order to make her grading keys. 

On top of the total lack of recent math education in my life, I’m a pretty crappy test taker when it comes to standardized tests. I get nervous and freak out and just generally do badly when compared to my grades in the classes. I had a teacher in high school that actually thought I cheated through most of her class just because I did so much better on class work and homework than I did on the tests. I just suffer from serious test-taking anxiety.

Well, let’s be real, I’m a while anxiety attack waiting to happen on a good day.

All I can say is thank goodness for ETS’s practice tests. I’ve taken three in the last week and my score keeps improving each time. I’m just kind of freaking out about the test overall.

Anyways, the whole point of this post is to let you lovely (and primarily nonexistent, let’s be real) readers know that I may be MIA until next weekend because I’m going to be in hardcore study mode.

We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled uselessness after that! Thanks for understanding and WISH ME LUCK!!


What am I doing with my life?

So, you guys know I’ve been trying to do the Zero to Hero Challenge but, yet again, I rather lackluster prompt was posted today. The assignment was to write the post that motivated you to start blogging.

Well, as I mentioned in my introduction post, I started this blog because my friends basically asked me to start it. There was no major motivation, no big decision that needed to be blogged.

So I figured I’d talk about what I’m currently doing with my life.

Currently Reading: Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Sea of Monsters. I mentioned yesterday that I love Greek Mythology and my parents got me the whole Percy Jackson series for Christmas because I’m actually 12 years old. I’m kind of loving it.

Currently Watching: I am rewatching One Tree Hill on Netflix. This was one of my favorite shows in high school and I actually grew up about 45 minutes from the set. So as a treat to myself, post graduation, I decided to rewatch the show from the beginning. I’m on Season 2 right now.

Currently Listening: Beyonce’s album. I just really really love it. I’m also a little bit obsessed with Sky Ferreira. A friend recommended her music to me and I really enjoy her vocals. I also highly recommended Ryan Huston. His voice is so beautiful and he’s definitely not hard to look at, let me tell you.

So that’s my life outside of working my butt off at my job. I’m doing 35-40 hours a week right now and seriously missing sleep thanks to all of these late nights followed quickly by early mornings. But hey, it’s a job, right?