JoMarie 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 October 2010.
I hope everyones studying progress is going well. Mines going slowly. Im having a hard time managing my time. I think that has always been my major downfall.
Since I work for a small CPA firm, work has majorly picked up. Between people dropping off information to get their tax returns prepared, getting W-2s and payroll reports prepared for clients, clients calling with tax season questions, and my boss being away since Christmas, things have been extremely hectic.
A lot of you are probably wondering why my boss is away during the start of the busy season. Well, hes getting ready to retire soon, and I think hes putting me to the test. I feel like a CPA in training. Of course, since hes been away things havent been going very smoothly but I think Im not doing too bad considering.
Actually today I did receive an e-mail from him that was like a pat on back. He was telling me of what a good job I did on a project I had to take care of while he was gone. That really felt great and boosted my confidence.
My family has been super supportive with everything that is going on, but I can see my older daughter is having a hard time with Mommy working and studying all the time.
Like tonight she started to really lay the guilt trip on me. After we were done working on her homework I told her it was time for her to go to bed since it was past her bedtime. She started to really lay on the tears. Then I explained to her it was Mommys turn to do her homework. She didnt like it but went with it. Im starting to feel the guilt more and more on me everyday. I just cant wait until this journey is over.
I have FAR scheduled for February 6th and then BEC scheduled for April 24th. I have never scheduled an exam right after tax season before, so the next few months are going to be very interesting and tiring. I have to push my way through this. If I am successful with these two parts, Ill finally be done.
I am so thankful I have Roger, with his jokes and exam memory tricks, to keep me entertained through this hard time, and I will push through this. I will become a CPA in 2012!!!!
Happy studying everyone and happy busy season!!!