Jenny is a NINJA CPA blogger. I woke up this morning with my stomach all in knots. Today is test day! It has been a mental battle for me this morning. Not with studying, but between negative and positive thoughts. I believe that positive thinking plays a role in the exam process. Sure, you need to know the information and be prepared, but if you go into any test thinking negatively then all your studying was worthless. My BEC exam was scheduled for late morning and thanks to my 4 little early risers I was up earlier than anticipated. There are a lot of CPA candidates who would spend these final hours cramming, but for me, there was a fear of panic. To get my mind on the right track, I spent the morning reading The Little Engine That Could to my kids. Then, to help remind me to stay
Christina is a NINJA CPA blogger. As I sit to write this blog post, I realize that I have less than 2 weeks left until I face REG. My trending score in are not exactly where I want them to be; but I’m confident with lots of practice and studying I will get to where I want to be. I actually considered briefly pushing my REG exam back, but I know that’s just nerves. I’ve been doing well on my studying and getting MCQs done, and doing better in the tax questions than I expected to. I’ve been dealing with some health issues lately and am hoping that they don’t hinder my progress and focus. I feel much more stressed now that the exam date is approaching, but keep telling myself to keep calm. I’m seriously ready to be done with REG and move on. I had taken a few
Joshua is a NINJA CPA blogger. Despite my original thoughts on liking tax, studying for REG has made me extremely thankful that I do not work in tax. My head has been swimming in deductions and credits and the roughly 400 summary tables for the last 5 weeks. I have never been more motivated to take an exam only once. We are now less than 6 months out from the wedding, which means bachelor parties, final planning and work conferences as the year rolls on. Essentially, after May, I will not be able to dedicate 100% of my time to studying until we are back from the honeymoon in October. No pressure, though right? My future wife has once again cemented her status of CPA Exam MVP by agreeing to review the with me and help me remember the mnemonics from the notes as well as the flashcards I have.
Jenny is a NINJA CPA blogger. I am so ready to scream. I have less than 10 days until my BEC retake and my mind is going crazy. I have more items on my to do list than time left to study. To make studying harder, the weather outside is fantastic and all I want to do is go out and play with my kids. My strategy for the retake was to take all the MCQs I could get my hands on. The goal was to reach the review stage 2 weeks before my BEC exam, however, with less than 10 days to go, I have not reached my goal. To make matters worse, my trending score is extremely low. I have already rescheduled once, and I do not want to reschedule again, so my only option is to continue pushing through the multiple choice questions as much as I
Keona is a NINJA CPA blogger. Unfortunately, I failed the AUD Exam again with a 71. With a 74 and a 71, I do not think I’m fully gasping the CPA Audit concepts. I will watch lectures for Take 3. I never watched the lectures in the past I just read the book and practiced . With two parts cleared, I cannot give up. The day after receiving my failing score, I received a promotion at my job. This past year was tough, I was working hard for this promotion while still studying for the exam. With all the changes at my job we are working long hours and it has been difficult to study. I hope work slows down as this will give me more time and energy to study. Thanks for all the NINJA support! I do not know if I will have made it this far without
Kristen is a NINJA CPA blogger. Hey from Virginia! My name is Kristen and I am in the process of restarting my CPA journey. I am a mother of two and have a great husband. This year is going to be chaos, and as I look at what I’ve got lined up, I chuckle…and look forward to coming out the other end. First, a little bit about myself—I graduated from college in 2007 and immediately began working for a regional CPA firm. I had great mentors who took the time to teach me and were invested in my professional growth. I was traveling a lot, and enjoying my colleagues and my work. Since I was satisfied with my career, I took the time to enjoy myself rather than preparing for the CPA exam. In 2012, I felt the professional pressure to sit for the exam—I knew that there would be