I’m writing this blog post on the day before I take Step 1. In less than 24 hours I will be sitting in the test center, working my way through the real exam question by question. I’ve been studying for a month, I’ve taken several practice tests, and I hope that I’m ready. I feel like I know so many things, and at the same time, I feel like I know next to nothing. I’m taking today to go over a few last minute details, and then I’ll relax a little bit. I’m planning to get a haircut, put together my bag of essential exam supplies (ear plugs, snacks, lightly caffeinated beverages), and pack for a trip.
As soon as the exam is over, I have two conference calls in the evening, and then the next day I’m flying to Washington, D.C. for a meeting. It will be an exhausting whirlwind, and I’m sure I’ll be very grateful on Tuesday night when I can finally rest.
Second year has been a long journey and I’m just about to complete it. I can’t wait for the exam to be over, and to get started on the next chapter. Third year orientation starts in a week and then third year clerkships will be off and running. For now, I just need to power through these final hours, and conquer the test. Keep your fingers crossed for me!