Kricket 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 May 2009.
Now that score release time has come and gone for most of us, I find myself, once again, one-half of a CPA. I was so proud when I was three-fourths of the way done. I kept telling myself Just pass REG and dont lose FAR.
Well, I got a 70 on REG and have lost a test score. I know Im not the first and I wont be the last to lose a test score, but that doesnt make it any easier to deal with.
I am so happy for my friends who are now finished with this slow train ride through hell. They got off at the last stop and are moving on with their lives.
I am very grateful that I got the chance to ride with them for a while. Some of us are still on board and may be for a while, but thats OK. There will come a time when others will take our seats.
A friend asked me after I told her that I didnt pass REG and lost credit for FAR, when I was going to give up on this test. My response was, When I have a CPA license. She couldnt understand why I was still so willing to give up having fun, going to concerts and vacations after three years of almost constant studying.
I told her that quit is a four-letter word that I refuse to use. I guess I could have quit several thousand dollars ago, but why? What is the point in giving up? Quitting is the only way to fail. I just didnt pass. There is a difference, and I dare anyone to contradict me.
Now that my tears are all dried up, Im mad! Im ready to pass this test and get it over. Im going to use Roger CPA Review again because Roger is a great teacher, and I know that if anyone can get me through REG, he can. I learned so much from him the first time around.
I know that I just need to go back and pick up the finer points and go pass this test. When you stop and think about it, 5 points really isnt a lot. It could have only been a question or two. Who knows exactly how this thing is graded? I can do it because I refuse to give up, I wont give in and I definitely wont quit. Quit is a four-letter word and is the only way to truly fail!