LOVE YOU… GOOD LUCK TOMORROW… YOU ARE A PRINCE <3
The text messages that I received from friends the night before and the morning of the NAVLE were nothing but thoughtful and encouraging. Most people contend that any studying done within the last 24 hours before the test is superfluous and that time ought to be spent hanging out with friends and family or exercising or really doing anything but practice questions and relearning complex life cycles of obscure parasites, many of which will not be seen in one’s career. While I kept this life advice in the back of my head, I am the type of person who has the compulsive need to study the day before an exam so as to feel like I am making the most of my time. In high school, I vividly remember randomly looking up words in the dictionary the morning of the SAT and happening across the word “recriminations,” reading the definition, and being ecstatic mid-test when the word appeared in one of the questions.
I do not believe that studying ad nauseam and a relaxing, healthy day are mutually exclusive so the day before the NAVLE, I made sure to study for 4 hours, work out with one of my friends, eat a healthy breakfast and dinner, and make phone calls to my family members back home. It all made for a very positive experience, which was capped off with a slew of texts. For all the good vibes they were sending me, I knew that I had to perform as well as I could on the test to honor them and myself!