This morning I completed the assessment portion of my National Board Certification. The test lasted over three hours and required that I write six - thirty minute essays. I feel really confident about five of the essays and now I must wait for the results. The fascinating part came as I left the testing facility. As I walked out the door something clicked inside and all of a sudden my creative juices started flowing again.
For the last few months I have felt stiffled, exhaused and stressed. I am excited that this mental weight has been lifted and I am optimistic that this release will allow me to move forward, catch up on some projects and set new goals.
In other non-related topics, I spent some time this afternoon watching the news footage and coverage of the Kentucky Derby. I loved the way the networks crafted the stories about the horses/trainers/jockies. I felt like I was watching the Olympics and I couldn't help but cheer and root for the horses. Animal Kingdom was the big winner and his last surge to win was exciting.