Kim is a weekly Another71 Facebook blogger as she documents her journey through the CPA Exam.
Hello to all of you and I hope that your CPA studies are going well this week. For all of you who are/were affected by the Prometric testing center closings due to the hurricane, my thoughts are with you.
On the backside of my third time to sit for REG (last Tuesday), my summary comment is, What a ride. The range of emotions I experienced throughout the day was all over the board. My adrenaline was high in my hotel room that morning and I was fired up about getting to the testing center and diving in to the test.
Check-in at the testing center went smoothly and one of the Prometric employees knows my name now (Ha!). Once seated at my desk, the first thing that I did was to check the power chord to the computer and make sure that it was no where near my feet. Thanks for this tip Jeff!
In working through the Multiple choice testlets, I made sure to stick to the timeline that Gleim recommends, and I felt fairly well about those three testlets. I entered the Simulations testlet with one hour and fifteen minutes remaining on the clock.
I tackled the Research simulation first and then moved to the first of the other simulations. A couple of the remaining tasks were reasonable as far as the requirements went, but were still very challenging.
Regarding the remaining three tasks, they looked like Greek. I kept saying to myself, Really???? I prayed quietly and did the best that I could do and made sure that there was an answer in every spot.
For the next couple of days after the test, I was having trouble shaking it off. My husband reminded me that it was time to relax a little and so Ive been working on that. The goal of becoming a CPA is just as vivid, but Ive got to keep it all in perspective.
I attended my 30 year high school class reunion on Saturday night and left feeling very thankful for my family, friends, and all of lifes blessings.
From the words of the Kenny Chesney/Dave Matthews song, Alive and Well:
“Breathing in and outs a blessing cant you see?
Todays the first day of the rest of my life.
Im alive and well