Yesterday I took a test. Today starts the official "waiting period" while I wait to find out if I passed the test or not. The waiting period can be anywhere from four to six weeks - or more. To grade a scantron test.
** For those of you that don't know - scantron is the answer sheet where you fill in the little bubbles so the test can be graded by computer.
While I am not particularly happy about having to wait so long for the results of the test, I can deal with it. In fact, I have become very good with waiting. Waiting in lines everywhere (grocery store, post office, airport), waiting for people to call (doctors responding to calls, friends calling back), waiting for things to happen (class registration to be fixed, test results to be returned, information to be posted online).
As I have grown older I have come to realize that waiting isn't that bad. When you wait in line you have time to people watch. Time to read the headlines of the tabloids you would never buy. Time to eavesdrop on ridiculous conversations people are having on cell phones. Time to ponder the meaning of life, the universe, and everything. Time to analyze why people get so mad about having to wait.
Personally, I have come to understand that getting upset about waiting is pretty much a waste of energy. I have other things that are much more important to spend that energy on!
Of course, this zen-like attitude about waiting is probably in direct relationship to my "learning patience" lessons. I have told you about never asking God for patience, right?
Voice Update: Okay - my voice is getting better but the right side of my throat and neck (inside and outside both) sort of hurt. My throat has a slight soreness in it when I swallow but nothing severe. My neck has some really sore spots in it when I do my massage. Sore enough to momentarily make me stop massaging when I hit them. I hope that I am not getting sick again! I think I will break out the orange juice!