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.
Hello, Fellow CPA Candidates!
Well, needless to say its been an interesting week. On Tuesday, the day after I took Audit, life decided to throw me a curveball. My husband was laid off from his job. Instead of getting upset about it, were taking it as a blessing.
With me taking these exams and both of us working so far away from home (I drive 45 minutes one way to work, and he drove 1 & ½ hour the total opposite direction), we were passing each other everyday.
By the time he arrived home from work, the girls were already bathed and getting ready for bed. While hes unwinding from a long day, Im locked in our room studying.
Now things are a bit different. When I come home, dinners pretty much ready. After dinner one of us gets the girls ready for baths, while the other cleans up from dinner. Then before its time for the girls to go to bed, my husband tells me You go study and Ill take care of the rest.
Like any marriage, we do things as a team. We are trying to conquer this CPA Exam together.
Well, since Ive had more time to study this week Ive been really putting Jeffs E-L-L (Early Lunch Late) plan to work. Ive been waking up at 5am and either listening to Roger CPA Review on FAR or rewriting Jeffs NINJA notes for REG. Im either doing MCQs on Wileys Test Bank or rewriting Jeffs NINJA notes.
Then in the evening, I watch more of Rogers lectures. Im really enjoying Roger. He makes it entertaining, as much as the material can be entertaining.
With me preparing to take both exams in the next month and a half, its been a juggle. So far Ive completed FAR 1 with Roger and worked on MCQs on Wiley for REG along with Becker. Right now that schedule seems to be working but Im assuming as Aug 9th comes closer, Ill probably be spending more time with REG than FAR.
Well I better get back to Roger (my nightly affair, as my husband calls him), then bed.
Till next week!!
My husband has been out of work for 2 years, so I understand the pressure you must feel now on top of the exam. Like you say, it is teamwork and having him home more gives me more time to focus on the exam. I truly believe everything happens for a reason. Hopefully we will all come out shining from this experience. :)
Allyson - I agree 100%. Everything happens for a reason. Hope your Reg studying is going well. I wish I went to the beach with you, LOL. Hope you guys had a great time!! :)