Staying Sane while Preparing for BEC

Laura is a weekly Another71 Facebook blogger as she documents her journey through the CPA Exam.

Okay, so I’ve been a bit MIA and I’ve felt so bad because I know that I wanted to write these blog postings to keep me motivated as well as others like me.

I should have known better…I have a hard time as it is studying, working, running my son around, and trying to maintain some resemblance to a sane person during the testing windows. I literally started writing several blogs and then never finished them.

So while I’ve been MIA I took BEC November 13 as planned. I had big ugly tears the day of the exam….I was doing last minute multiple choice and I just started crying. All I could think was that this attempt is the catalyst to getting my life back into normalcy.

If I passed the exam this time I would no longer be telling my niece, “Sorry Aunt Laura hasn’t passed the exam and I won’t be seeing you until after I pass it.” I wouldn’t have to hear the disappointment in her voice as she said, “Oh, okay…I really miss you, but you will get it next time Aunt Laura.”

Her faith in me lifted me up this last time while studying. I could hear her little voice telling me that I would get it this time and it helped me push to get an extra 15 minutes of study time at 1 A.M. when I was so tired I could barely keep my head from falling forward on to my laptop.

During this last dance with devil, also known as taking BEC, my husband officially became a CPA in the great state of Texas. He called me so excited the day he checked the Texas board website and it showed his name under the license look up.

I started crying, I don’t think he knew I started to cry when he called me but I did. I was/am so proud of what he has accomplished. I also couldn’t help but think when I got off the phone with him that I couldn’t wait until the day I called him to tell him my license number.

I also just have to say that everyone on the forum inspires me so much during this sick twisted journey to becoming a CPA. Each of us has our own battles to fight personally and professionally to get this journey over with and it helps me to know that I’m not alone out there getting through this exam.

I lurk a lot during the testing windows when I’m studying and don’t supply much input. The biggest help for me this last testing window was the Eric Thomas speech Jeff posted. It really stuck with me. I wrote down the quote from the speech that follows: “The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.”

I want this as much as I want to breathe….do you?

Related Posts

FAR Exam Complete: The Wait for My Score Begins

Karen is a NINJA CPA Blogger. Hey fellow NINJAs!! It’s been quite a while since my last blog but things have been kind of crazy to say the least. I took my FAR exam on Monday, November 5th. I put in an incredible amount of study time for this exam. I have no clue as […]

Flexible Regulation Plans + Decisions to Make

Megan is a weekly Another71 Facebook blogger as she documents her journey through the CPA Exam. This week has been incredibly productive. I moved to a new apartment and still managed to fit in some time to study. It helped that I planned ahead and took a half day off of work to visit a […]

Three Sections of Audit Down, Two to Go!

Sherri is a weekly Another71 Facebook blogger as she documents her journey through the CPA Exam. Well, I guess that the best thing that I can say about the Audit Section is that at least it’s not FARE! I’ve been really working to try to get all of the Sections in my Roger CPA Review […]

“Sick” of W-2s + Not Ready to Schedule FAR

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. Well I started the year out with the best of intentions that have all gone wrong. I was going to focus on my work and studying so […]

Leave a Reply

1 comments

nadia 10 years ago

Laura, I always forget to come read the blogs. I hate that because, I feel like the little snippets that we read on the forum is such a little slice into the person that we trade posts with. I like reading the whole story ! Totally felt where you were at with your niece, gameday, and on the news of your hubby. Kept thinking to myself, yep, yep, yep......I understand. I am anxiously awaiting your score,(passing score!!!!!) as I know most people on this forum are. I have been on the journey since August of 2010 from Club 75 and then to A71. It has been great to see people get to the finish line, somehow their success is in some odd way, a win shared by all. I guess it is because it fuels the hope that we are all a bit closer to our own goal. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and for your inspiration. Nadia (Yankeeaccountant)