Earning a License - the Stress is Lifted
Not so much. This is my hobby, so I work hard not to drag the stresses of my stressful job onto the pages of this blog. I love my job, but man do I need a break at the end of the day!
I've been working in the MHMR industry for most of my adult life; mostly for the later half but now for the former. I work on the acute unit of a forensic hospital...
...so I see some very ill people - and I don't get to meet them at their best. If I'm lucky, and I bust my butt, maybe I can do my part in aiding in someone's recovery.
I love my job. I love what I do.
But I've been under a great deal of additional stress for the last few months. I took a semester off graduate school to take the position of which I just spoke, but it hinged on my passing a licensing test. I was confident I would pass, but honestly I wasn't invested in the same way I am now... I figured, "Hey, if I fail I'll just move on, right?"
But I didn't want to, nor is it that easy.
In my profession about 1 in 5 people fail the licensing exam. You get 3 tries, after which you can't qualify to take it again without years of extra effort.
I didn't have the option of a repeat - if I failed I was going to be fired. It doesn't matter how well-prepared one is, that's stress on a whole other level!
Bottom line, I passed. I did well, in fact, but that's secondary to getting it all behind me!
It's a huge weight lifted. Here's hoping I get my free time back...
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