That was me releasing the pent up stress I have been holding onto for the last week and a half – ever since I took the FTCE certification exam for English 6-12 here in Florida. I went in so confident. I’ve been immersed in literature all my life and I have spent the past three years absorbing everything there is to know about teaching theory, methods, and best practices. Still, I came out of that exam with my ego deflated.
Today, though, I came home to an envelope in the mail from the testing center. I got that crazy heartbeat in my neck feeling right away. I tore open just a bit of the envelope and peeked inside. I was just looking for the word “PASSED”. I saw it right away. What relief. The notice came just in time for my application packets.