It’s finally the day. After three years of class, studying, and hard work, it has all led up to this. Today is the day that I take my NAVLE examination. I’m nervous, I’m nauseous and I’ve barely had anything to eat. Every one of my friends that went before me said it was horrible and that studying really didn’t help. Thoughts like this filled my mind as I tried to remain calm. After an hour drive, I’m at the test center waiting for the doors to open. Half an hour later, I’m getting wanded, turning out my pockets, having my glasses inspected and finally allowed into the exam room.
Walking out of the examination, it’s easy to see why people left the exam feeling discouraged. It was the hardest exam I’ve taken in my life. Not only because of the content but also because it is a marathon. Three hundred sixty questions is a lot to do in six and a half hours. Not having much time to really think about things and the amount of reading required really wore me out. By the end, my eyeballs were on fire from staring at a computer for that long and I felt brain dead.
Yes, I did know many questions, but there were just as many that I didn’t know or were unsure of. If I end up getting 50 percent of the questions right, I think I would be pretty happy based on how I felt when my time was up. Now all that’s left to do is wait. Hopefully, somehow I managed to answer enough questions correctly to pass. In the meantime, I think it’s time to take care of everything else in life I’ve been neglecting.