Headaches, Changes, and CPA Exam Study

Erica is a weekly Club 75 Blogger as she documents her journey through the CPA Exam. She has been a member of Another71.com's Club 75 since July 2011.

It’s funny how when I think I have everything figured out and I’m in control, life throws me a curve ball. My study plan was going along nicely until late last week when I started to get debilitating headaches.

Normally I would just take some aspirin and move along. However, the medicine wasn’t getting rid of the headaches, so I had a weekend I wanted to be studying wasted. Luckily, I gave myself a few more weeks than the plan on the Roger CPA Review site, so I think I will be okay.

Life couldn’t just throw me one curve ball; it had to throw me two. Yesterday I found out that my husband was offered a position at a company in Vancouver, British Columbia. While it is not in Information Technology, it is an opportunity that doesn’t come along every day, so now we are considering a move from Texas to Washington State and possibly even Canada.

While I will be glad to leave the 100+ degree summers, we have already had almost 43 straight days of 100+ degree weather; it is a little scary for me since the last time I moved out of the Dallas area was about 20 years ago. My husband, however, has lived in almost every state and moved every few years as a child.

Along with the change in scenery comes the change in State Accountancy Boards. Texas has its own set of rules and regulations and figuring out how their rules fit into Washington’s has been a little bit of a challenge. I have started e-mailing the NASBA and their representatives have been really helpful.

With all this going on, I hope I will be able to study tonight as my test date is about three weeks away, Saturday, August 27. There are days that I feel really confident and ready, and there are days where I feel like I am going to fail miserably. I am just trying to keep Roger’s positive thinking of ‘If you put in the time you will pass.’

Good Luck!

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JoMarie 9 years ago

One recommendation if you'll be crossing the US-Canadian border frequently, get the NEXUS pass. I cross the border everyday and would be lost without it. Good Luck!!

Stephanie 9 years ago

I have horrible migraines, so if you keep getting these headaches you might want to seek the help of a specialist. Migraine medicine is much more efficient than OTC medicines.

Erica 9 years ago

Thank you both. JoMarie - Yes, my husband is probably going to have to do that and has already started looking into the NEXUS pass. Stephanie - I have an appointment to see my doctor this week. The OTC stuff just isn't working anymore. Good Luck to you both!