TheMostDangerousLG wrote: kmc wrote:
facile princeps wrote:
Just saw this post lol. Nah, I honestly didn't freak out the first time around, either. My anxiety peaked in the days leading up to the test. Once I sat down and gave myself a little pep talk, I started relaxing, but after the test I was a lot less anxious.
i didn't really have any anxiety before the test. once it was over, though, i went from zero to unacceptably neurotic in... the time it took me to find my way back to my car from the test room.
I was weirdly, bizarrely
chill going into the test. Like.. basically smiling. Maybe even smiling. It was some sort of bizarre excitement to finally be sitting down to the real thing, not that I necessarily felt totally prepared (I did not).
It took a little bit for the afterglow to wear off, but I was a neurotic mess by that evening.
I know what you mean about bizarre excitement. I got a massage and got my hair done the day before haha so I was actually super relaxed and fell asleep like a baby at like 10:30 pm. The morning of I was pretty nervous on the ride to the testing center, but it was in a building at my school that I literally go to every day and have like 99% of my classes in so once I got there it kind of just felt like any other day taking a test there. I was really excited and pumped up waiting for the test to start, was pretty much happy and smiling the whole way through and afterwards felt really fantastic, like literally felt like Judd Nelson at the end of Breakfast Club when I was walking out of there
I actually think I might even have been weirding out one of the proctors/other test takers because I was so happy/smiley/excited...everyone else looked pretty solemn haha. I was so light-hearted I even drew a picture of a sunbathing stick figure on an island in the scratch paper area of my written section... that got me a few odd looks as well...
But hey it doesn't get reported and I was bored
I'm hoping that excitement/lack of nerves during the test was beneficial!