Back in the saddle again...
Greetings and good news from Texas, kittens! After fighting my way through a ridiculous teacher certification test last month, I had very low hopes for passing it. However, yesterday I received my results and I passed! The passing score was a 220, and I received a 264 (top score, 300). So, now I have moved from hoping, desperately, to just pass, to now kind of thinking "damn, I could have done better". Such is the life of an overachiever.
But the important thing is I PASSED! This test was the very last thing I need to do for graduate school this fall, so now I can fully enjoy the coming summer and all the road trips, national parks, hiking, camping, swimming, and running that entails. Ah, can't wait. Bobby and I have such good adventures, even when it's just a tent and a national park in a neighboring state.
At the moment I'm 5 days into my two week Texas trip, hanging out at my Dad's house. I have lots of pictures and stories to catch up on, but a shower followed by lunch with a friend needs to happen first. Arielle and I are off to Austin tomorrow morning for more Texas touring and friends and family visiting, so I'm not sure when I'll give another update, but I just had to drop in to share that the PLACE exam did not defeat me, much as its subjective, ambivalent nature tried.