We had a great piece of news delivered to us yesterday. No, the stork ain’t coming visiting again. And no, we didn’t win the Mega Million lottery ticket, although it certainly feels like it. My better half Seema passed the first out of many exams towards becoming a licensed Pharmacist in the US of A. This exam is the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Exam (FPGEE) which is conducted by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, bi-annually, across 3-4 centers in the country.
She had written the exam in
Thus ends an ordeal that we have jointly undergone for the past year or so, with a surprise happy ending that all of us didn’t quite anticipate. In fact, we were getting ready to send Sidharth back to day-care so that she could reinitiate her studies for the exams that take place in June. In
She starts her internship now with a hospital or a local pharmacy like Walgreen or Rite Aid. The downside is that I have to be careful about picking my arguments with her, else I could find my dinners laced with laxatives, or worse!!! The upside is, free condoms. Oh yeah baby. Shagadellic!!!
So as Seema is giddy with happiness, happiness that has been accentuated by the fact that she was dreading repeating this dastardly exam all over again, happiness over the fact that she will get to spend more time with us without the constant worry of an exam looming on her mind, happiness that her 12-14 hours of studying every day, all the parties that she missed and the time that she couldn’t spend with her sonny boy have finally borne fruit (well, at least partially), happiness that in pursuit of the American dream this exam provides us additional financial security for our future and the future of our child. I’m just happy at the prospect of early retirement J)).
I’m so terribly proud of my wife.
Congratulations on your terrific achievement Mrs. Rao.