Keona is a NINJA CPA blogger. When I first started the CPA exam I reached out to a former classmate who passed the exam. She told me I will have good days and bad days. She also told me it is likely I will have to retake some parts. Oh was she right! Now facing my third take at REG, I’m going through good and bad days studying. Some days I want to just climb in bed after studying and then some days I tell myself it is not too bad. Anyone who has retaken the exam knows the dreading feeling of reading material you have already read. This is my last take before my first exam expires and that it what is keeping me motivated to pass. Maybe this holiday season I will be free of the CPA exam.
Vanessa is a NINJA CPA blogger. Over the weekend I completed two classes and am happy to report that I received A’s in them. That leaves me with 4 more that I need to finish strong by the time the quarter ends in a couple of weeks. With that said, I have 3 more classes left until I finish my taxation certificate. Yay! Recently I’ve been trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my career. Aside from being a tax accountant, I would like to teach a few accounting classes as a way of giving back to my profession. I’ve applied to a Master’s program and am awaiting the decision on my acceptance. Aside from that, has been a slow process. Some days are simply just harder than the others. To be quite honest, some days I just don’t want to study. I find that those days
Rollie is a NINJA CPA blogger. NINJAs! I would like to report an update to the dumpster fire experience I had during my last testing experience. As you are aware, I did lodge a formal complaint with NASBA within 5 business days of taking the exam. They responded saying they have everything they need to conduct an investigation and that this investigation would not delay the scoring of my exam. I thought it was a rather vague and uninformative response. The night before score release, I am worried that I’m about to see another failing score after my dumpster fire experience. I wake up the next morning and completely forget to look until I put on my seatbelt before backing out of the garage. To my delight, I see the 81 pop up on my mobile device! My response was to run back in the house to show my wife
Kristen is a NINJA CPA blogger. There is a break down in my approach for CPA Exam preparation and it’s due to the fact that I am unable to foresee the future. I am unable to see if my workload will align with my study needs, if my kids will need extra cuddles at night or if I am just unable to get my scores above an 80 consistently. As I schedule my exams out 2-3 months I think that this will motivate me to study. The motivation does last for about 2-3 days and then I am skipping a day or two (or four since we’re all friends here). By the time I realize that I will not be able to study as I have planned the exam is no longer free to reschedule and let’s be honest I can find 100 other ways to spend the $35 than
Stacey is a NINJA CPA blogger. I know I have read other blogs about this topic, but it continues to amaze me how much pressure comes from a simple question by a friend or family member about a status update. Even if it is just a simple ‘how is studying going?’ or ‘when is your next test?’ Although I want to have that accountability, it is hard to not want to be confident in my answers and say all is well, even when that changes daily. I need to continuously remind myself of my reasons and goals of taking the CPA Exam. At the moment, I enjoy my job and do not plan to change that in the near future. I also know that getting my CPA is not a guarantee in a promotion or pay raise so I am not expecting immediate payoff or gratification from my employer for
Joshua is a NINJA CPA blogger. It’s weird to think that this could be the second last post I submit to the NINJA community. If all goes well and I get through my REG exam in 14 days unscathed, my next post will be my official sign off. After 15 months of blogging and studying, I could find myself with neither on my to do list in 4 short weeks. It’s these little thoughts I have in my mind while studying in to the wee hours of the morning, which are both exciting and a little saddening. As happy as I will be to finish the exam, I will definitely miss my interactions with the A71 admins, and being on the site as often as I am now. REG is proving to be just as tough a foe as I feared it would be in round 2. I am consistently