Oh my gosh I know I’ve been waiting for a long time for this day to come but I have to admit, I’m actually feeling way more nervous than I’d thought I would. I mean, I know my stuff back to front, inside out, but I’m still getting some suped-up version of the jitters over here and nothing I do is calming it down. The thing is, I’ve been studying for this test for years. It’s the culmination of everything that’s come before hand, and I bet after it’s over and I’ve qualified, I won’t even need to know what the Sale of Land Act 1962 meant in the context of a vendors statement. None of those type of things ever matter in real life, only when you sit an exam. For the rest of my life, I’m going to be able to say ‘can you hang on for a moment?’ before I flip through a book and find the answer. But for now, even the tiniest detail can be the difference between a pass or a fail.
I’m not really sure when I decided I wanted to be a conveyancing, but I know it was definitely before I moved to Melbourne. Property conveyancing never even really struck me as a field I’d like to go into until I had to sell my Sydney house. It was just one of those chance moments where I got into a great conversation with my conveyancer and we were talking about my degree and what I was thinking of specialising in. It was a really organic conversation and they offered up a few different reasons why I should consider working in different areas. When I came to Melbourne two months later, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. But now that I’m ready to go for the gold, I’m not sure whether I’ll be able to do it. I just need to have a little more faith in myself.