So last Tuesday I had my test (I don’t know why I said it was on Monday on my last weekend reading), and I’m not sure how I did because I felt like I had to wing it at least half of my way through. When you need to start winging it, that’s not a good sign. It’s also not a good sign when another student storms out in the first half hour — presumably because the test was too difficult for him. I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older, or because I’m taking a language course and I’ve always found languages to be a more difficult subject, but I feel that school is getting more difficult. I used to get away with not even studying for many of my courses, and I used to be able to handle full-time school with another 25 hrs of work… but not anymore!
I also get the same feeling when I look at problems in the GMAT. Some of the math problems make me go “wtf?”. Once you know/remember how to solve the problem then it’s not so bad, but it makes me feel ashamed when I screw up stuff that high-school kids could probably fly through!
Have any of you decided to continue taking courses part-time or full-time? Am I getting older, or perhaps the work life has softened me up? Work is a challenge, and work can be mentally exhausting, but unlike school where you’re constantly restarting every semester, you can get adapted to your job and you can get very comfortable and competent. Oh, sure, you have deadlines, you have customers, and you have bosses pushing you, but at the same time, you get paid for it, and at the same time, your entire career doesn’t usually hang on the balance of how you happen to perform during a couple of hours on a Saturday morning, during a final exam!
At the same time, I still like the challenge and I still like learning new things. My brain will hurt at the end of the day, but it feels good when I can actually put what I’ve learned into practice. I’d love to hear your thoughts. 🙂
P.S. In case you guys missed it this week, I was interviewed at Money Cactus: Wealth Creation Online: Invest it Wisely Interview. Check it out!
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