Hi fellow CPA Exam takers,
I received my score from my last exam. I received another 71 (pun intended).
In focusing solely on government and non-profit during my European trip, I improved significantly in those two areas from my last attempt. In doing so, I made the classic mistake of neglecting the other parts of the test.
As a result, I did poorly in the simulations. On the bright side, my overall score did not go down.
I am now waiting for my authorization to sign up for FAR again. I plan to schedule the date before 4/30 to have my score posted before the 18-month time limit.
In the meantime, I ordered a new book and I will be studying cover to cover. I will not make the same mistake twice.
Until next time. Study hard.
Greetings fellow CPA exam takers,
This week’s blog is from the foggy airport of SFO at 5am. I am waiting in the terminal with my former fiance / new wife.
I recevied my less than passing score for FAR before the holidays. According to the evaluation, I have work to do in government, non profit, and pensions.
The theories are true: these sections can be the differene between passing and failing.
I immediately signed up the next available test date after I saw my score. My test material will be following me until my next test date at the end of January.
On the bright side, the preparation for REG helped with my individual and corporate tax graduate classes.
The plane is boarding so I will wrap up.
Have a Happy New Year, stay safe, and study hard!
The pain of having to get back up after a defeat.
As I stare at my FAR score of 72, Im replaying the grueling pain of studying, time away from my wife, my friends, my family, and somehow, the pain of defeat is overwhelming.
I feel like I have given up so much and I have such a tough journey ahead.
Today, I choose to soak. I choose to sit quietly and listen to my thoughts. I choose to reminisce on the battles and sacrifices I have already made to try and attain my dreammy brass ring.
As I smile at all of those candidates that passed this round and those that are done, I look to you as my guiding light. In such a dark moment, you are the example for every candidate that remains in the trenches.
Its so difficult to explain the road to a CPA. Many cannot begin to imagine the magnitude of sacrifice we all endure.
So, this is me, trying to get back up, dusting myself off, and pushing forward. I will not give up.
How are my fellow NINJAs doing this week?
In the last week or two I have been really busy.
It has been interesting trying to not balance just work and studying, but also taking my son to daycare and dealing with him getting sick every once in a while because he is still getting used to daycare.
Since my retake of FAR on the 1st of October, I have been trying to not think about my test score. I still feel like I did pretty good, hopefully better than last time, I still worry about those darn simulations.
They really could make or break me on that re-test.
I have been trying to fill my time with studying for REG, which I will take at the very end of the testing window. This means that, having just completed my REG videos, that I have about a month to do Wiley MCQs and sims to prepare for my exam.
I feel pretty good about a lot of the material so far. It comes down to a lot of memorization on my part and trying to keep everything straight. I hope to be able to do well enough to pass both of my first exams in the window.
Here is to hoping and waiting for my score on Friday.