It is really good that you have people working with you. My best friend worked with me on hers while she was getting certified (she got it too!). And that was a great help. Very good to bounce ideas off each other and share problems/concerns. The more you discuss this process, the easier it will be.
try to stay as organized as possible. You are going to have a slew of papers, forms, products. Just try to find a good filing system for yourself. Maybe dedicate one calendar for National Board: planning for the test (studying), portfolio progress, meetings to discuss your work, observations that you are making, etc. I know that this helped me. It was like my cheat sheet for where I was at, what I've got done, and where I was going. Good to map it out...less overwhelming.
Enjoy the holidays...don't work too hard.
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