FAR Study Underway + Focusing on the Present

December 31, 2012 NINJA CPA Review

Leah is a NINJA CPA Blogger.

Here I am, in the beginnings of study for my first exam, FAR. It seems so far, far away, but I know the time will fly.

I’ve been studying for about two weeks, and I’ve already experienced some ups and downs.

I’ve committed to studying about six hours a day, five days a week, but after struggling with some concepts and MCQ’s, I could feel myself start to crumble.

UGH! What am I doing? Is my study method good enough? Am I crazy for putting myself through this?

So, a short break was obviously in order. I know the whole process is going to be a long haul, and I may as well get used to it.

I keep telling myself that if I just keep going, and take breaks when I need to, I’ll eventually get there. Concepts that are fuzzy will become clearer, and I’ll get better at MCQ’s.

Between finishing up college classes and getting my application and study materials in order, I’ve not had much time to prepare for the holidays or my 15-year anniversary. I’m lucky that I have a supportive family and husband.

Six months ago, I did not know I would be studying for and taking the CPA exam. Even with that little bit of doubt that has already started popping up this week, I am thinking about what I’ll do to get my work experience in when and if I ever pass all four sections.

I’ll have four years to get the one-year experience required in WV. I looked for a job for one and a half years after college with no luck, so I’m wondering if passing all four parts will make any difference for me in rural country.

That’s probably thinking too far ahead. That’s just me I guess, I overthink and overdo things. It’s probably best to focus on the present, and enjoy the holiday season while it is here.



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