Resurfacing is fun!! Lol!
First and foremost, I'm still alive! Lol. That's most important, right?
I did take the GRE general test on Saturday, which meant I didn't get to weigh-in. I had quite an adventure on Saturday morning. The short version is that I went out on my patio to have a nice relaxing wake-up call before I headed out for the exam (which was 45 minutes away). My cat was frantic to get me back inside (the outside scares her), and she ended up stepping on the lock (there was a chair next to the door--not any more) and locked me out on my own patio. Of course I didn't have a key or a cell phone. I was only gonna be out there for a few minutes.
51 minutes later (and 9 minutes to go before I had to leave my apartment to go pick up my friend and fellow test-taker), I got off my balcony and inside by instigating the following people: 1. a neighbor who had a cell phone, 2. my sister who had a spare key (which didn't seem to work on the back door, incidentally), 3. the police who called maintenance (they were such *******s, too, by the way--my age, so they were mocking me), and 4. the maintenance man who had the master copy of my key. The lock was mostly unlocked except for about 1/4" which proved to be enough to keep me out. I have bruises all over my body from where I was body slamming the door.
Once my friend and I finally made it to the city where the test site was, we got lost. Called the ETS (the testing people) to get directions, turned out I was on the complete other side of town with 5 minutes before my exam. The very nice lady stayed on the phone with me for 20 minutes, assuring me the entire time that she'd let me test. She directed us at every turn, which is way beyond the call of duty.
I took the GRE.
And I increased my score by 60 points!
I'm going to go talk to my mentor professor sometime this week to see what her thoughts are on my score. I'm praying she says it's good enough to apply to PhD programs--I really don't want to have to take that sucker again.
Since Saturday, I've just been busy relaxing. Lol. And it does seem like a sport because there's so much to do, so it's difficult to find relaxation. I had a Middle English Lit. class yesterday afternoon which fills my heart with glee (you know--Shakespeare's forerunners--YAY!), so I think this semester is really shaping up.
Thanks SO MUCH to all of you who were thinking of me and praying for me and sending me happy vibes! I was so much calmer when I took the exam this time than I was when I took it the first. I really think it was because of all the good energy I was getting from people.
Wow...this is so long and I feel like I have so much more to say! So much to catch up on!
How 'bout this: good luck to those who have challenges (minor or major) in the coming days, congrats to those who have had victories (minor or major) in the past, and I hope everyone is doing very well!
P.S. Maggie!! I just wanted to tell you too that I read your posts over the past couple of days and I'm so proud of you for your resolve! You're right--WW works, but only if you work with it.
You're getting the positive attitude down pat, which is only going to help you meet your goals! Don't worry about the setbacks; just hop right back up and keep going.
Good luck sista!!