Monday, January 24, 2011

the SAT

It was been 12 or 13 years since I last took the SAT test. The program that I am applying to requires that it be taken within the last 5 years. So this past Saturday morning I was up early and at my testing center at 7:30 ready for the big test. Well...maybe ready is an exaggeration but at least I was there:) The testing center for this round of SAT was at a local high school about 25 minutes from my house. At the technical college I go to there are so many older adults that have been going back to school that I think I am one of the younger ones in my classes. Well that would not be the case at the SAT's. I was literally surrounded by around 250 to 300 high school students. I was the oldest person there!!!! I promise there were some teachers that were younger than me. Now at 30 I know I am not old but man did I feel out of my element and felt like the kid that no one would talk to. It was horrible. I just kept thinking "don't make eye contact". I sat there listening to these teenagers talk and wanted to scream "don't be so stupid" but I just sat there with my head dropped down.
We had to write out a certification statement on the back of our test. It was one sentence and had to be wrote in cursive. No lie it took some of these kids 20 minutes to write that one sentence b/c they had no idea how to write in cursive. I was shocked.
After the test was over my sweet body reminded me just how old I am as I could barely move from sitting there for 4 1/2 hours. My knees didn't want to let me walk down the front steps of the school. I had teenagers blowing past me...perky and care free while running to their brand new cars that Mommy and Daddy bought them. When I finally got back to my car I felt a weight lift off my shoulders. was over and I was back in my own bubble. I hope I never have to do that again.

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