What a gruelling week…sigh…
I took a 10-session short term course (related to accounting) last July and the class was conducted every Monday and Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.. It was mentally and physically draining because I had to dash from my work place to the school after knocking off at 6p.m..
It’s 60-minute travel during rush hour, thus, the train was jampacked. I normally eat before going to class but travelling makes me hungry and as a result, I can’t focus well during the discussion. You can just imagine how in my eyes, the lecturer transforms into strawberry, fried chicken, and hamburger. Sometimes, he also looked like a chocolate bar and ice cream. -_-
The agonizing short term course ended last August and the exam was scheduled during the last week of September. I took a breather for a few days and I had the opportunity to review for a week from 4a.m. to 6:30a.m. daily when my two direct boss went to Paris for a business trip.
I stopped when they returned from their trip because I was too exhausted from work and I couldn’t get up at 4a.m.. Therefore, I opted to review during the weekend. Nonetheless, the book and my course notes (hand outs and exercises) were so thick that I had a hard time squeezing it all in my study days. Thus, I took a 4-day leave to prepare for the examination plus 1-day leave for the examination proper. Plus another day to contemplate and rest.
During that review week, someone decided to provide a “lovely tune” by drilling in the car park building next to our place from 9a.m. to 6 p.m. My head was about to burst whenever I hear the “sound of music”. I had to shift my study schedule to night time and sleep at day time. M&M, Cadbury, Ferrero Rocher, and Toblerone (only milk and dark chocolate) kept me company when I was burning the candle.
Anyway, I’ve discovered that my memory it is not as sharp as it used to be when I was younger… I know, it’s a sign of old age. So, I had to put in “super duper extra mega over” effort in studying my notes and books. It’s indeed a “major major” review. Ha! :p
Endless drilling noise at day time + sleepless nights + exam preparation = BURNT OUT
After the exam, I felt so weak and sleepy. I was ready to spend the whole afternoon sleeping then wake up late the next morning. However, I was asked to cancel my remaining 1-day leave and was requested to go back to work. Being a workaholic and a loyal employee, I abided. I don’t know how I managed to finish my tasks given the fact that I was still in limbo. Crazy!
The exam result will be out this month (October 2010). Hopefully, I passed. Cross your fingers for me.
(Note: Surprisingly, I passed the exam with flying colors. 😉 Sweet! )