So how about I just skip all the excuses about how I didn’t meet any of #goalmeetup plans and let you know about the one I did meet…
I passed my MFT exam!
Which, in my opinion, is part miracle part hard work.
You may recall my post where I vomited everything I know about marriage and family therapy onto you. Well, in there I say that I call it the MFT exam when really it’s the “Lots of Letters I Don’t Remember” Exam. I really didn’t take the time to know the official name of the test because I was pretty sure it didn’t matter…
Well. I was wrong.
I walk into the testing center that Friday afternoon and let the nice man know I’m here to take the MFT exam.
Nice Man: MFT exam? We don’t have an MFT exam… (he starts looking through his list)
Holy potatoes. The only thing I didn’t think to study for, THE NAME OF THE TEST, was going to be the death of me.
Me: Um, I don’t know the official name. But the letters M, F, and T should be in there.
Nice Man: Oh, here it is… The National Counseling for Things Marie Has Never Heard Of Exam. Let’s get you set up…
Me: No! No! No! That’s not my test! I need a test with M’s, F’s and T’s in the name. Marriage and Family Therapy. That’s what I do. Um, try AMFT…R…LC…Q… yeah, look that up.
Nice Man: You want me to look up AMFTRLCQ?
Me: Um, yeah. We’ll start there.
I was screwed.
We finally figured out which test was mine (AMFTRB) and I was ready to spend the next 4 hours working on the 200 question test. By the time I walked out I was pretty sure that me having trouble with the name of the test and that turning out to be the easiest thing I answered that afternoon was a sign that I was NOT going to get a passing score.
Thankfully, my gut was so WRONG and I passed. No clue whatsoever on how I pulled of this miracle, but I did it.
This test doesn’t really mean anything in regards to my licensure other than I have to hurry up and get my 2000 clinical hours in stat.
And to get this out of the way, here are my November goals:
1) Stay in budget with the food (Mark and I took out the budgeted amount for food in October and did an excellent job staying in budget. We’ll be looking to do the same thing again.)
2) Get Christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving.
3) Bring something (ANYTHING) to Thanksgiving dinner.
4) Love my body again by doing something active every single day (actually did an awesome job with this last month, too, but wanted to make it more tangible.
5) Seriously clean that dining/office room.