This is the scene at my house at almost any time of the day or night. Toad snuggled up with either a textbook or weird looking images on her laptop. Baker close by, soaking up all of the knowledge he can hold. It has been this way since the beginning of the year. Thankfully, she has her board date scheduled and all of this will end on Sunday 5/31. I only hope that we can all last that long. This is not a joke. Residency is not easy people.
To make matters worse, last week I jumped into the study fray. I have a certification exam in HR scheduled for June 5. Yes, I have known for almost a year that this day would eventually come and I should have started serious study months ago, but here I am. I’ve given myself a month and that will just have to be enough. And if it’s not, I’ll just take the damn thing again next year. Worse things have happened. I have avoided preparation for this test for lots of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that I’m pretty sure I don’t want to build a career in HR, but now that I’m digging in, it’s not so bad. It never is. I wish I could remember that.