I have 6 hours left and I am absolutely terrified I will not pass my comps!
First of all, I am a full time teacher which means I am at school from 6:30 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon with all attention devoted to school, meetings, tutoring, and calling parents. I eat while grading papers as do all of my other colleagues. After that I spend at least 1 1/2-2 hours working on preparing or grading. (made harder by the fact I teach the advanced classes and have to prepare them for the AP test by writing essays. This means I have very little time to devote to class and can only take about one class a semester.
Two years ago I actually quit for a year, but got so depressed that I started it up again. I am stressed adn have no time for anything but work and school. there are weekends where I do not talk to a living soul because I am working.
For comps I have to have both a written and oral, which I am pissed about because I just learned that the principals at my school didn't even have to take! It has taken me 6 years and I am afraid I wont remember anything and will fail. I am terrified that after spending money, time, and losing all friends it will have been for nothing! I always wanted to be able to have a family, but I am scared that I have wasted my time doing this instead and will end up lonely and alone without a degree to my name to show for it.