“I failed my nursing board exam, and I'm depressed. I quit my job, which I loved, early so I could study for it. Now I'm unemployed, and I can't take the test again for two months. The soonest I can get hired is now January because the processing takes so long. All of my friends and classmates are passing, but I'm getting left behind. I graduated magma cum laude with many honors from my university, but I feel like a failure for the failing the one test I had to pass.”

Posted anonymously in Sanvello's Work Stress community.