I have been in school to becoming a Court Reporter for many, many years (8 or 9 Years). I am finally at the end of my schooling. Court Reporting is a really hard career. And it has taken a long time for me to complete. I graduated last June 2006 and went to the State Exam to get certified. It is a 3 part test. I passed 2 parts. I have been to the test 4 TIMES and have not been able to pass the last part of this exam.
The last time I posted on here was regarding the fact that I was going to be going again to retake the part of the test I have not passed. Well, that was on July 14th. I got my results back August 30th and did not pass AGAIN. This time I missed it just by only 2. It can get very discouraging and depressing. My instructors indicated that they wanted me to get a copy of my test to see if there is anything I can appeal being that I was close to passing this time around. They reviewed the test with me and said there are a few things I can challenge. The thing is, I don’t want to get my hopes up and then the State Board doesn’t grant it to me. My instructors say it won’t hurt to appeal and just try because they might just grant me the 2 errors and if they do then that means I am certified and can start working. So I am going to follow their advice and try.
The next State Exam is October 20th. I am planning on attending that test if I am not granted this appeal. This all has been wearing on me, and I have been trying to have faith, be strong and positive but the truth is I’ve been at this for many years and it’s really hard for me.
I am trying to be patient by thinking that our Lord must not be in a hurry for me to pass (He must have his reasons) and that I must accept what He wants for me right now. I understand that and want to obey that, but I need prayers for strength and patience. If God permits, I will pass this time.
Please continue to have me in your prayers for September 25th and October 20th and so that I can be patient and accept what our Lord wants out of me for this test and career.
Thanks again for being such awesome friends on here! You are all very suportive. Thank you for all you’ve done for me and my family and for hearing me when I need to talk.
God Bless you all.