Strangely, I wasn't feeling nervous when I woke up this morning to go and sit it. I get this thing where my mind feels clear and I really don't feel anxious at all, but my hands are shaking and my heart's beating really fast. Obviously I really am terrified, but my mind does a pretty good job of pretending otherwise. It suits me fine though, because although I probably look a wreck to anyone else, I can still speak clearly, which is definitely a plus for these sorts of exams.
The day really didn't get off to a good start - it was pouring with rain so I was soaked when I got to the venue, we were told to arrive at 10am but they were running late so I had to sit there nervously talking to the other people sitting it for about another hour, and then I only got half my allotted perusal time because of - I don't even really know, probably an accidental oversight due to everyone running behind time. The guy in charge of moving people from station to station did give me a Mentos though, which was nice.
It all went pretty quickly after that. Despite the huge amount of my mark it was worth, the exam was only five stations of 10 minutes each. Each station is pass/fail (0% or 5%), and I did great on two of them, decently on another two, and poorly on one - I had to talk to a patient for 6 minutes, come to a diagnosis, and present it. That should've been fine, but the patient was vague and I came up with something stupid. I'm allowed to fail one station and still pass overall though, so that's alright, and I'm cautiously optimistic that I'll pass.
Now I get to look forward to finals in a few weeks! Looks like I won't be taking it easy for a while. At least after that I'll get two months off.
I still have a handful of Vocaloid albums I want to blog about, so I might try to get another post up in a few days. I've got a bit of a backlog of blogs to read, so I'm going to go get started on that.