Fundamentals of… What Exactly?

I do not feel ready for the FE tomorrow. It’s as simple as that.

Here’s what I’ll be doing tomorrow:


Morning Exam- 120 questions

  • Trig/Algebra/Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Differential Equations (iffy)
  • Matrices (iffy)
  • Vector Analysis
  • Probability and Stats
  • Chemistry …bahaha I never understood it
  • Computers… twitter doesn’t count
  • Ethics
  • Economics
  • Statics (easy peasy)
  • Dynamics (iffy)
  • Strength of Materials
  • Properties of Materials
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Electricity
  • Magnetism
  • Thermodynamics (funny how I’m failing that class, but understand everything)

Afternoon Exam- Civil- 60 questions

  • Surveying
  • Hydrology
  • Hydraulics (haven’t taken this class yet)
  • Soil Mechanics (haven’t taken this class yet)
  • Environmental Eng.
  • Transportation
  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Design
  • Construction
  • Materials

Fun, huh?


I am really not comfortable with a LOT on this test. I’m going to try my best, and go in with a positive attitude! Each exam lasts four hours, for a total length of 8 hours of testing!!

If I don’t pass, I still can try again in April. I am probably making a bigger deal out of this than it actually is, but I just want to get it over with. Plus its $$$$$. It’s possible to pass, but I’m not expecting it. I’ll just guess “C” when I don’t know the answer. LOL.


I tried to study a bit more today, but I decided that it was just better to relax. I’ve been studying for four and a half years for this test. I get worked up about it really easily, so I’m chilling out. I made a nice pasta lunch today to keep me out of the office:


I used whole grain penne pasta, broccoli, peas, white beans, pesto, and this little guy:


It was quite a filling lunch!!


However, 15 miles requires extra food.

For my second lunch, I made an entire large sweet potato worth of fries! I don’t mess around with the ketchup! LOL.


My tummy was full and happy.


After e-mailing with another engineer and friend (we met at the blogger lunch), I realized that I needed to stop thinking about the test, calm down, and relax tonight. Thanks, Gloria!  I had a Sam Adams Octoberfest to take the edge off. 😀


We did the easiest possible thing ever for dinner. I picked up a rotisserie chicken from Publix, whipped up a Caeser salad (with only a smidge of dressing), and mac n’ cheese.


I went back for more salad, and more pasta. Not really hungry but it tasted good.

Delicious, yes. Nutritious? Well… It’s not too bad. I just haven’t felt much like cooking the past week. I can’t wait to get this test over with!!!


I’ll see you tomorrow night! Keep your fingers crossed!

❤ MegaNerd

26 Responses

  1. you can do it Megan! ready or not, you’re taking that test. all you can do is your best, and you will!

  2. Megan, best of luck tomorrow!! You can do this, you know it you can!!! Be positive. Think positive. You will ace this!!!
    Good luck!!!! I’m sending you positive vibes.

    ps – your luch looks very delish!

  3. Go for it! I wish you all the luck in the world for your test 🙂 I’m sure you’ll pass!

  4. You can do this! Good luck on your test. I think you will do great. You are inspiring with all the balls you’ve gotta keep in the air!

  5. Good luck tomorrow!! You CAN do it – positive thinking goes a long way!

  6. Good luck tomorrow. It sounds like you are ready for this, and I am sure you are going to rock your exam!

  7. Good Luck Megan!! I’ll be sending you positive energy and thoughts all day tomorrow! YOU CAN DO IT!

  8. I wish you lots of luck-keep up some positive thinking, you can do it!

  9. GOOD LUCK!!! Fingers crossed.

  10. Good luck! You’ll do great 🙂

    You have some excellent pre-exam fuel!

  11. Good luck tomorrow!

  12. Good luck Megan! I am in the process of taking the CPA exam (4 parts ranging from 4.5 hours to 2.5 hours) and the problem is that you just can never feel 100% ready! There is just soo much information you will not know every little detail but your just need to know enough to pass! Your strengths will compensate your weaknesses. Just relax and do your best!

  13. You can do it girl! Don’t forget to READ (not skim!) the whole question….that is my best former-engineering-student advice. I didn’t feel like I would pass either but it went fine. You have more knowledge than you think you do!

  14. Good Luck tomorrow! I find when I am stressing or get tense while test taking I take 30 seconds to focus on my breathing ; it calms me down and can re-focus! Take care!!

  15. i wish you all the best of luck tomorrow meg! can’t wait to hear all about it!

  16. Good luck tomorrow!

  17. I’m sure you’re more prepared than you think you are. Just take some deep breaths if you start to panic and remember, you are smart and have studied so much! Just do your best. Good luck!


  19. That exam sounds rough! Best of luck!

  20. I’m sure you’re busy taking the test right now, but just thought I’d wish you good luck! Hope it goes well!

  21. Rock it Girl! I have so much faith in you. You will do amazing and before you know it, it will all be over you will be out celebrating such a commendable accomplishment!

    Good luck (but youreally don’t need it)!!!

  22. You ate so well all day! I think you’ll do great on the exam 🙂

  23. I hope it went good! 🙂

  24. hehe i’m the same way with ketchup 🙂 also, that test sounds absolutely horrible. gah!

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