Vanessa is a NINJA CPA blogger. Hello NINJAs. Tax season is in full swing and work has been hectic. Originally, I had scheduled BEC for this month, but that won’t be happening. Like a majority of accounting firms, work is demanding and deadlines are set in stone this time of the year. Unfortunately, I’ve been working 6 days a week. This leaves very little room for all the studying I hoped for. I feel terrible about rescheduling, but life happens. However, after much thinking, I would much rather go into an exam feeling prepared than knowing it won’t be my best performance. Some days I feel like this is impossible, but it’s not. Many people have done it and I can too. This is a marathon and in order to finish you must train and prepare. I know in my timing it’ll happen. I just need to keep pressing forward.
Vanessa is a NINJA CPA blogger. I hope you all enjoyed ringing in the new year. Unfortunately, I was stuck in bed with the flu to end the last few days of 2016. Not fun. It must have been my body’s way of getting me to slow down and catch up on some rest. With the holidays, the craziness of work, school and studying for the CPA Exam, it makes sense. That is completely fine. Although I missed out on celebrating, I did make time to create goals for myself. Creating goals and resolutions allows me to reflect on the previous year and, hopefully, create an even better new year. This year I only have 3 goals: to pass the CPA exam, graduate with my Master’s and finally purchase a home. These are all huge goals; however, with daily efforts they can be achieved. My game plan is to knock out as many exams
Vanessa is a NINJA CPA blogger. Recently I was scheduled for the BEC exam; however, I decided I wasn’t as prepared as I would’ve liked. It would have been nice to just take the test and see how I would have done on my scheduled date. Doing so just didn’t seem like the right thing to do. If I don’t feel confident, there’s really no point in taking the test knowing I’m going to fail. I rescheduled for early January because I know I’ll do a lot better with that time frame. With the end of the school year underway, I must admit it is a bit difficult to study. So many things are screaming for my attention. Some days I question whether this career path is for me. I know the road is hard and very few finish. I just need to keep my eye on the prize and really try to
Vanessa is a NINJA CPA blogger. Thanksgiving has come and gone. Thankfully, I was given a few days from my firm to take time to spend time with family and friends. Having time away from the office was much needed. Being in my first term of the MACC program and studying for the CPA exam has caused me to spend a majority of this year stuck in my room, turning down invitations to outings. I was able to recuperate and relax from my sleep-deprived self and enjoy being in the moment for the first time in a while. I enjoyed every minute of it. With the constant thought of having to study on my mind, it was nice to have a “normal” day enjoying everyone’s company, visiting different households and stuffing my face. Although I have not passed a single exam since I started this CPA journey, I must say that