Honestly, it would have been a miracle if I had passed it. I spent a good four weeks in the midst of the 10 week study period tending to other pressing matters and was never able to fully recover the time. I held out hope that my writing would be good enough to outweigh my lack of knowledge, but alas it was not to be.
It is very painful right now. My friends are all celebrating, and I am not. It hurts to be left out. But I knew all along it was extremely unlikely that I would pass. It still hurts.
I will be getting back on the horse and putting forth a maximum effort this go-round. I really believe that if I do my best to prepare, I will pass the February exam.
That also means that I will be going offline for a a couple of months at some point. In the meantime the blog and Facebook / Twitter will continue for a bit longer. But soon I am pulling the plug, at least temporarily.
Thank you all for your support and encouragement along the way.