I have had an awful two days. It has been deeply unpleasant.
I have been on a revision course for my consultant's exam and been grilled by scary, aggressive examiners for the last two days. Of course, I expected this would happen. After all, it's the last professional exam I will ever sit and they have to raise the bar.
Despite the intense grilling (I'm crispy both sides now) I've come out with my sanity intact and with a clearer vision of my goals for the next two parts of the exam. Despite initially being disheartened by the criticisms, I realised that despite them I did enough to pass each component of the exam during the course testing. I guess it has been good to get challenged and stressed; better feel awful now than in the actual exam. The consultants teaching us did seem to enjoy (perhaps a little to much) watching us squirm under pressure though!
I only felt better when I went to pick up Lauren from nursery. She had a lovely smile for me when she saw me and immediately gave me a big, sloppy kiss.
And with that, life was worth living again. She is my darling little girl!