Mark is a weekly Another71 Facebook blogger as he documents his journey through the CPA Exam.
Im still studying for FAR. I *think* the material is sinking in.
Im pretty sure that my review program is the right study program that fits my learning style the best. This is coming from a guy that has tried practically every other program out there.
The wife still doesnt know that I am studying. She still needs neck surgery. Shes getting an injection in her neck joints on Oct. 18th. That might help, but if it doesnt, surgery is the plan.
I received my NTS, and I will be sitting for the exam in Texas as an Iowa candidate. Apparently, although I have 150 credit hours, Texas has a specific ethics course they want you to take, but Texas doesnt have a residency requirement, so I can sit as an Iowa candidate.
I wake up weekdays at 4:45 a.m. Im in the car driving to work by 5:15 a.m. because Ive already prepared my clothes the night before. However, Im arriving at work in my workout clothes because on our floor, we have a fitness center.
I do about 45 minutes of cardio (because Im fat), then shower, get dressed and by 7:00 a.m., I have my coffee in hand and am studying. Since people in my office dont show up (for the most part) until 8:45 a.m., I feel comfortable putting in a good 90 minutes of study time in the morning at my desk, with hardly anyone walking around the office.
That being said, Im not one of those people that studies late at night. Im studying when those people are still sleeping.
Another benefit of studying this early is that Im not sacrificing family time. My family is asleep. For the most part, when I get home at the end of the day, Ive already studied around 3 hours (scattered throughout the day). By 9:00 p.m., Im asleep. Ive helped with getting the kids to bed, doing the dishes, laundry, playing with the kids, giving the wife the attention that she needs, etc.
Can any of you relate to this type of schedule? How many of you out there are early birds like me? Does anybody get up earlier than 4:45 a.m.?
Also, this weekend sucked for studying. Aside from being sick on Friday and Saturday, I simply cant study at home. As strange as it sounds, Im able to get more study time in when I am at work.