So, while I feel like I have a fairly strong grasp on the practical side of being a Low Vision Therapist I also know I don't know everything. And because I don't know everything I don't feel prepared for the test. And the crazy thing is, I will NEVER know everything and so because of that, I will never feel truly prepared for the test! Really frightening catch 22 isn't it?!
So, this weekend I have spent many hours curled up in a corner of a friend's bed studying quietly and out loud while she and another friend organized the room. These two particular friends have learned a lot about O & M from my excitement of the field and now they are learning about Low Vision therapy from my panic of not knowing everything that could possibly show up on the exam! They are very patient and good friends! Lol!
And so, I am back to studying and looking things up and trying to clarify questions and praying that this certification test goes well. And the crazy thing is...this isn't the last certification test I could be taking. There are two more certifications in my field and honestly, why wouldn't I want to have them all and have as much knowledge as I can about a field that I can't wait to get up in the morning to practice in:). Well, ok, perhaps I am not jumping out of bed. But I am willingly rolling out of bed and stumbling to the bathroom when my alarm goes off. Please say a few prayers the exam goes well!