Saturday, May 7, 2011


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.

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