And it appears like my focus is producing results. The key word in the last sentence is "appears". Perhaps I should have said it "feels" as though my laser-like focus is producing results. Blah. Whatever.
Regardless, I've been able to spend more time studying/practicing/writing for this exam than I've ever been able to before. Which is a good thing. And like I said above, I feel like I'm making some progress. I've developed a better understanding of the MBEs (so I can maintain or improve my score there), and I think I'm improving my writing style. My approach to the essays is different, and for me anything different has got to be better (knocking on my wooden head!) I'm not yet where I need to be on the 28th, but I finally feel like I might be there when the proctor says "Go." How's that for irrational confidence? Hey, I'm nothing if not irrational!
I really, really, (really!), want this to be my last exam, and the effort I'm putting in to improve my work product is, I believe, starting to pay off. I've said that before, of course, but I'm confident I'll be better prepared for the exam this time than I've ever been before. Time will tell.
That's it. Just wanted to check in. Still alive, I am. I hope all of you who are in this boat with me are beginning to get in the groove.
Twenty five more days until the exam. Twenty eight more days until we can get back to our lives.
Hang in there.