I woke up at 5am on Saturday, the day of my exam, tossed and turned until around 6:30, and finally got up around 7. I opened up my notes and started my final review before my exam, which started at 11. I was a bit fidgety and really wanted a cup of coffee from Joes but they don't open until later on the weekend. So, I took a couple of practice exams and then drove over a double-shot americano.
I don't know that waking up 6 hours before my exam and studying really helped me. Where I was weakest I did poorly and where I felt most confident I did well on the exam. The test was hard – no doubt about it – and my prep would have benefited from a better understanding of the role of key players in the LEED process. But it's over now – THANK GAWD!!! Now what? Well, I have met a number of great people recently all committed to the ideas of sustainability, so I intend to meet more with them and talk and learn.
One of those people is David Johnston over at What's Working. He has written a number of books; Green from the Ground Up, Green Remodeling and one other that I think is coming out soon. So, I will be reading through those, attending green drinks and hopefully continue to learn more about how I can help. That's one thing I realized after studying and finally passing the test – I have a lot to learn. 🙂