Kricket’s New Mantra: Just Let it Go!

28 Oct 2011

Club 75 Candidate Bloggers

By Kricket

Kricket is a weekly Club 75 Blogger as she documents her journey through the CPA Exam. She has been a member of's Club 75 since May 2009.

It’s been a couple of weeks since I blogged, so I’ll catch everyone up on what is going on. In my last blog I told everyone about the torn rotator cuff in my right shoulder.

Since then I’ve been to a different physical therapist, and I’ve had to come to grips with the idea that there are things I cannot do.

I cannot wash dishes, sweep and mop or make up the bed. Luckily my boys have been taking good care of me and doing all of the things that I cannot do.

They don’t do things exactly the way I do them, and that has been an adjustment. I don’t know if it is a “mommy thing” or just a “me thing,” but I want things done a certain way.

The boys rush through the household chores, which makes me crazy, but I’m learning to just let it go. That has become my new mantra, especially when I see a dish in the sink that has been there since yesterday. Just let it go! No one died because a dish was left in the sink. No one ever got sick from sleeping in a bed that wasn’t made up. So I just have to let some things go.

I got my NTS a couple of weeks ago and got the exam scheduled. I have scheduled REG for November 30th. I have also made arrangements to be off work for a week before the exam. The testing center is about an hour and half away from home which is going to be a challenge for me.

One of the things that I have difficulty and a lot of pain in doing is driving. So to overcome this road block I am going to stay in a hotel for a couple of nights before the exam. I’ve found one just a few blocks from Prometric with free Wi-Fi so I can watch Roger CPA Review lectures, review my notes and work a ton of MCQ’s on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

Staying away from home for a few days should allow me to get a lot of studying done with few interruptions and be almost pain-free for the exam. I know that no matter what I do, there is going to be some pain, but I don’t want to take anything for it before I sit in the hot seat.

The other advantage to testing on the last day of the window is the new score release timeline. If things go as NASBA and the AICPA have planned, I will only have to wait a week or so before I get my score. I’ve never gotten a score back that quickly, so I’m not going to pin all of my hopes on it, but it sure would be nice to know if I passed REG before I have to start studying for FAR.

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JoMarie 12 years ago

It's not just you. It must be a "Mommy" thing. With my husband doing many all the chores around the house since I've been studying, I've had to "Let it go" with a lot of things. Good Luck with getting ready for the exam and getting yourself better. Take Care!!

AshleyCap 12 years ago

I'm the same way as JoMarie and you.. definitely a mommy thing! Great mantra I may need to use it. I stayed in a hotel a couple days before I took FAR this week and it definitely helped me not be so stressed. Hope you will be feeling better soon! Ashley

SmyrnaGal 12 years ago

A word of caution: Hotels' "hi-speed" internet may not be so hi-speed after all. I spent a weekend in a hotel with wi-fi once, hoping to watch video clips of some of my CPA material. The real speed was more like 750k and that messed up my entire experience.

nadia 12 years ago

I am with you on the "Let it go" mantra. I have been doing that myself lately, really without even thinking about it. The chores will survive, the kids will survive, even my poor lonely hubby will survive. I think as a Mom and wife it is so easy to let other things get in the way. Take care of you Kricket! I am hoping to hear good news from you in December :)