Busy Month of May + A Dedicated CPA Exam Study Schedule

08 May 2017


Kimberly is a NINJA CPA blogger.

I am beyond distracted. Everything is going on at once.

My son graduates from high school in May. Any parent that has been through senior year knows exactly how much of a whirlwind it can be, especially when you have a kid as active as mine. Plus, he has autism and doesn’t drive.

Don’t get me wrong; everything taking place is super positive. Prom is behind us and we're looking forward to the scholarship awards program this week. Still it's a lot, to say the least. Then there's the emotional rollercoaster that comes along with this milestone.

I’m unfocused in every way imaginable. Personally, all of the life events taking place are not really conducive to studying for the CPA exam.

As much as my heart wants to keep up the pace with the study schedule I created, it’s challenging. As a single parent, it's imperative you have a support system in place to progress with your study goals. I don't have that.

I moved away from everyone I know to provide access to a better education and high quality resources for my special needs child, allowing him to have a successful start into adulthood. Because of the sacrifices we made, my son has thrived and surpassed every expectation. However, it came with a great cost.

As it stands today, I am further behind in my studies and my confidence is fractured. With BEC expiring at the end of August 2017, I am unsure about my next move. If I can find a way to get motivated and dedicated to my study schedule, I want to stay in the fight.

I want to sit for AUD at the end of May, REG at the beginning of July, and FAR at the end of August to avoid losing BEC. I believe that is a realistic goal. The only other alternative would be to lose BEC and start from scratch, or possible quit altogether, which would be a too huge of a disappointment for me.

So, I have a new CPA Exam study plan and am committed to getting up at 4am before my day gets hectic. I will give it my best shot. Today I started by reading my book, and it wasn’t that bad without the distractions.

I have to keep reminding myself that the greatest achievements are outside of my comfort zone.

I can do this!

Leave a Reply