It's 40 minutes until my online oral exam and right now I just want to run away and hide
But, I've come this far....
I DID IT! I DID IT! I DID IT!
Thank goodness I was in the first group to be examined so I had less time to hide under the bed
Sadly I was given the text that I least wanted and that least interested me
Sadly it was difficult to get a word in during the group discussion that followed our individual talks and there was much that I was 'wriggling to say'
Interestingly, halfway through my music teacher neighbour began playing his piano fortissimo
Sadly he wasn't playing the Marseillais
I had thought to use a microphone and headset so I hope no-one heard his Beethoven sonata
although it was very pleasant and calming
But I DID IT
For the first time since 1999 I have completed the course
right up to the final oral examination
Of course I may flunk the exam
I DID IT!
I couldn't feel more proud if I were standing on the summit of Everest!
or more shaky!
and now to celebrate with a glass of champagne and a minor meltdown
I DID IT, did I say that already?