Resolved to be a CPA in 2012

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

Really, BEC? Really!?!?!

So for the past week I’ve been struggling with a game plan to take on BEC again. I enjoyed my weekend off and my studying has taken on a slow start again.

I’ve decided to not actually set the date for my exam and just see how I do studying and really nail down each section as if I’ve never seen it before.

Once I feel like I’m in a good place I will schedule the exam. I’m not studying this exam like I only needed a few more points. I’m going to study for this exam like I’ve never seen this material before!

This time around I’m trying to make this into something exciting; something I really enjoy doing. HA! Enjoy studying, that’s a foreign concept, and I’m not likely going to fool myself but it’s worth a shot. This is the last time I can really focus on this exam before busy season picks up for me.

I’m going back to reviewing the lectures, working MCQs, and I WILL write everything down. I think the area that needs the biggest improvement for me is writing notes and recognizing why an answer is incorrect. I seem to rush myself through the studying just so I can get it “finished” by the test date.

I think I rely on memorizing things but not understanding what I am memorizing. Memorization for the sake of memorization isn’t helping me comprehend.

I know I have a lot of support on the forums, and it’s amazing! I had a whole thread dedicated to me at one point. I don’t know what I did to deserve that support, but thank you. It means more to me than anything right now.

My son asked me the day I got my score, “Hey mom did you pass?” and I had to say, “No. I failed again.” His reaction was “oh.” I felt horrible! Initially it was the thought that I had let him down again, but ultimately I think the worse part of it was I couldn’t even look at him when I said it.

I couldn’t look my 13-year-old son in the eye and say that I had failed!!! I felt like such a coward!! I owe it to him to pass; I owe it to my husband to pass; and most of all I owe it to myself to pass.

I am so happy for those of you that passed a section this time or even finished this journey. I was hoping and praying that I would be a CPA in 2011. Well, here is my New Year’s resolution….I WILL BE A CPA IN 2012!!!!!