I studied most of the evening on Friday night, and surprisingly enough, fell right asleep that night. I remember dreaming about concepts I studied, and dreaming about failing, so I didn't sleep super soundly, but I still got a decent night of sleep which was unexpected. Saturday morning Ronnie woke up early with me to make me "brain food" and I specifically went over certain court cases and laws for about 20 minutes before I left for the test. Ronnie prayed with me as I was leaving, and off I went.
My sweet mom texted me to tell me she loaded $25 on my Starbucks card so I could get a coffee before my test, and this little Oprah quote on my sleeve gave me a sense of peace. I don't know about you, but I am not usually the most confident person. I am more on the other side of the fence, anxious and thinking about what could go wrong. But I was really encouraged by this reminder, encouraged to know that this PHR is a big step towards some of my career goals and to always keep reaching, keep stretching myself, keeping growing.
During the test I had a few moments I was panicking. Some of the questions were stuff I didn't even remember studying, and other questions were just worded so weirdly I was really thrown off. I took a deep breath, said a little prayer in my head and carried on. Most of those questions I either knew or I had no idea. I feel like I took a shot in the dark and guessed on half of them. I also didn't have one question on any of the court cases I had studied so hard and hardly any questions regarding the employment law everyone swore I'd need to know up and down. I remember stopping during the test about halfway through to pray again, and finally reached the end. I went over my answers one more time, and changed a couple of them and finally clicked submit.
My heart was pounding in the seconds between hitting submit and waiting for the results to pop up. They asked me to take a survey while my "results were loaded" but no way, I wasn't waiting a second longer for those results. Finally, they came up and it said passed and I audibly let out a huge breath and almost started crying. I was so excited I was shaking. I DID IT! I seriously doubted myself the weeks before the test, and during the test-but I did it! I am now an official Professional in Human Resources!
I spent my Saturday afternoon in the sun doing some blog planning and reading this amazing book my dear blog friend Amber sent me in the mail. It had me laughing and frustrated all at once, and I can't wait to read more of it. Sunday was spent working in the Nursery at church, doing some grocery shopping, and I took an accidental two hour nap at 4:30 in the afternoon. It was glorious.
This week is going to be super busy as I am flying out to Arizona to see one of my bridesmaids/best friends and her new baby Wesson. I haven't seen her since my wedding and I am so looking forward to a long weekend with her and Wesson. Hope your weekends were wonderful babes!