I re-take the State Interpreter Oral Exam in a couple of days…Thu Jan 12th at 4pm … the countdown is ON…
As I sit here in Pleasanton Starbucks trying to concentrate and get my study on, I am getting more and more distracted LOL! I decided that I needed to get the heck out of Oakland/SF because there are too many distractions (ya sabes quien eres LOL) yet here I sit … half studying and all entrada texting and emailing…
Part of me has halfway decided to NOT de-stress myself to the point of exhaustion and the other part of me KNOWS that there is no way that I will make it thru the exam without practicing and feeling comfortable with the massive amounts of vocabulary since WHO KNOWS what the test will be about this time around?…remember: this is the second time that I am taking this exam so I kind of know what to expect and I also remember how I felt when I received that rejection letter on September 30th — todo llorando and full of drama!
I joke around that this go-around is completely about ‘orgullo’ my pride — so I’ve GOT to pass the exam and should I not pass, I would love to be closer to passing than I was the first time around LOL
But there are two words that I will NEED to keep telling myself from now thru Thursday…these are the words that my Advanced Interpreting Instructor told me would help me get thru the exam the first time around…SOY CHINGONA!!
So after I post this blog entry, I will do the following: turn the phone ringer off and will only answer MOM’s call reminding me to go home, turn off the MUSIC, log off all email and Facebook, and tell these 3 chinitas sitting a table away from me to keep their desmadre in check and keep the noise down LOL!
Looking forward to doing well on Thursday and to receiving good news on March 31st telling me that I passed…really want to complete this life goal so that I’m able to confidently say that ‘Yo Soy Chingona’! The pic below was from my blog entry when I did NOT pass the Oral Exam last time around…this is a great pic to motivate me for the next couple of days!!! Send good vibes my way!