I am officially a Chemical Engineer! ❤
I am also officially an unemployed bum 😦
The reason for my semi-imposed hiatus was the onset of my country’s Chemical Engineering Board Exams which were held last November 19-21. These gruelling three days were designed to measure a ChE graduate’s knowledge and mental endurance. Once you pass this exam, you become a licensed Chemical Engineer in the Philippines and can proudly wear the title of Engineer.
After graduating last April, I set my sights to preparing for the boards by going to review classes. April-November was a long, long, anxious string of studying and catching up on new shows and eating and sleeping and dreading and praying. I tried not to stress about what’s coming.
I began review classes on July and ended it early October. Then, I sprained my ankle pretty bad fighting the forces of evil (walking down the stairs) and was confined to my room for a few days, then to the house for a week or two. After that was a month of helpless cramming and praying to St. Jude that I don’t fail the boards and live in disgrace until the next one on April.
Whenever I could, I tried to go out and do normal things. Hang out with friends, go to the salon, do physical stuff (since I was a vegetable for a number of weeks).
Thankfully, I passed! And though I didn’t make it to the top ten or anything, it makes me ecstatic to know that I lived up to people’s expectations and I made myself proud.
I rewarded myself with copious amounts of sugary drinks and a trip to Resorts World Manila. I’m still in the celebration stage and am planning on more dinners and more sugary-sweet beverages.
Now, I’m in the swirling abyss of uncertainty. A lot of people are asking what I’ll be doing next. What is there to do? After I sort out my license registration thing, I’m heading out and searching for a job. Ah adult life. Here’s to hoping I’m employed in 2014 😄