I spent the last week in an intense certification exam prep course. I’m working to get ready for my project management certification – something that will help me career-wise and also in my current job in terms of implementing best practices on the projects I currently manage.
The class has been INTENSE. Five days, 8AM – 5PM with minimal breaks, lots and lots of hands-on activities and new terminology, processes and formulas to learn. I don’t think I’ve been this deep in active learning in YEARS – maybe since college – most definitely not since…. well, I can’t remember.
It has been awesome and terrifying at the same time. I alternated between feeling utterly stupid and inept to feeling like I was soaring like an eagle and was going to be the best PM in the world someday. It has been a week of highs and lows for sure.
My brain is tired.
Last night, I felt like I could barely form a coherent sentence.
I think I was asleep before anyone else in the house, including the cat!
But, after a good night’s rest, I’m reinvigorated and rested and feel much better.
As a matter of fact, Big Girl thought she’d try to stump me on some of the prep questions.
I got them all right.
She was disgusted and didn’t want to play anymore. (hee hee)
Next week, it’s back to my usual work routine, but I have to find a way to fit in about 10 hours/week for the next few weeks to study and finish my prep – oh, and register for and schedule the actual exam. Believe it or not, I’m more nervous about the application than I am the actual exam!
Today, though, it’s all about reconnecting with my family, my home, and letting my brain (and my calves) uncramp from the week of exercise it’s unaccustomed to.
Next week will get here soon enough.