My exams are over!
I haven’t been on Steemit for almost a month. There were a couple of days that I even forgot to turn on my laptop. Believe me, this is the first time it happened to me in many years. Technology became such an important part of my life that I couldn’t imagine being without it but frankly, it is possible 😊
You might know that cooking is my passion and I usually cook every day (sometimes even twice a day) but lately I’ve started to cook bigger batches so that I don’t need to cook that often and have more time to read and translate my German texts.
I also try to go out every day. I like to get fresh air, go for long walks and take tons of pictures. I must admit that there were not that many times that I left my apartment for other reason than grocery shopping in the last month or so.
I spent all days studying. It’s been a long time since I’ve tried to memorize some texts and it’s been the first time in my life that I’ve tried to memorize a text that was in German – 300 pages of local rules and regulations.
I’ve made a lot of sacrifices but was it all worth it?
Last Tuesday I had my exams. That night I couldn’t sleep, and I was sure I would forget everything even though I spent almost 2 months trying to get it done. The exams started at 9 AM and I was there already at 8:30. I was just walking in circles at home, so my husband told me it would be better to go there 😊
And guess what? I was not the first one there! There were 4 other people already. It made me feel better that I was not the only one who was stressed out like a teenager.
When I finally opened the exam papers I was horrified. I was skipping one question after another. They were so different to what I expected! I realized I had to put some system in place as otherwise it would all go totally wrong.
There were a few questions that I could answer without any doubt, so I started with those. Then I moved to the ones that I was not so sure about and read them carefully. Slowly, I worked my way through almost all of them and started to relax a bit.
There were 3 questions that I didn’t understand very well so I discussed them with the guy who was making sure that we were not cheating. As I’m not a native German speaker he helped me to understand the content so that I could answer them.
It took me around 90 minutes to complete the exams and I was offered to wait for about 30 minutes if I wanted to know the results. If not, I could go home, and the results would be sent to me the day after. Of course, I chose to wait 😊
After 30 minutes I was asked to join the group. My heart was racing like I was running a marathon… I approached them and they all smiled and nodded. At that point I knew all was good.
They congratulated me and told me that my results were the best that they ever had there. From 192 points I only lost 3! I couldn’t believe me ears and they could see that I was surprised so they asked me why.
I told them how important it was to me and that I was afraid because of the language and the guy who was helping me during my study said that he had no concerns and he was sure that I would pass with no major issues. That guy believed in me more than I did! 😊
I was extremely happy and called my husband who told me that after all those hours that I put in studying he was also sure that I would pass. Then I called my mom, my friends and it looked like everyone believed in me and I was the only one who was not so sure about it.
Did I learn anything from this experience? NO! I’m sure that if I would ever have to pass some exams again, I would be freaking out like I always do 😊
And now I am legally allowed to get my business license!
Thank you for reading!