Juggling Act: Work, School, Family, and the CPA Exam
Jen is a NINJA CPA Blogger.
It has been six weeks since my last blog post. I have been neglecting my NINJA duties, its true. But as it turns out, much has changed since that last post.
I was going to take REG next. Nope, change of plans, now I think Im going to give AUD a shot.
I was going to start studying not too long after New Years. Um, I havent even started studying yet.
I was going to take two classes this semester. Much as it pains me, Im going to take one class. I weighed the pain of two classes with the pain of extending my degree yet another semester, and I chose the latter.
It will be four years of part-time classes when I finish my MSA next December, and Im disappointed that I wont be done in May, but I know that my sanity will thank me.
So what have I been doing for the past six weeks? Well, I did take a week or two to relax a little, but then work ramped up closing out the year, preparing for our audit kickoff meeting last week.
I topped it off by dealing with an illness or four–colds, stomach bugs, and possibly even a sinus infection; not all mine, thank goodness, but messy.
The tides do seem to be turning, knock on wood were all healthy at home, the audit kickoff went very well, the fiscal year is closed, and I completed a draft of our year-end financials from my sick bed last week.
Class starts on Thursday, and I took a stab at a schedule for myself. I think I can fit in work, school, studying for AUD, and possibly even time for family and working out!
I would love to hear how YOU do it all, so please leave me a comment with your tips.