Week Two of Relaxation + Anticipation of AUD Results

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

So this is my second week of not studying/waiting for AUD results. I find it important to mention that I am doing everything I can to stay away from negative thoughts and count my blessings! After all, there is nothing you can do about your score once the countdown click hits zero.

My score is not going to change if I sit and worry about each question that runs through my head. This was a hard lesson to learn.

After my first exam, I beat myself up about every answer I didn’t know and every point I probably missed. It did no good and my boyfriend was quite unhappy with my anxiety (He was way more confident in my performance than I was!).

Eventually, I realized that my response was typical, but unnecessary. I accepted that I was going to be a CPA regardless of this score. I came up with a game plan for each scenario, pass or not pass, and put it out of my mind.

A tip for anyone beating yourself up about questions you didn’t know: Write down the topics you felt were your weakest, so you’ll know where to focus IF you need to restudy. Putting it on paper will also help you to stop thinking about it.

In other news this week, my company is currently preparing and performing audits of our manufacturing facilities. For me, this is perfect timing! The knowledge I’ve been studying is actually applicable in my daily work!

In addition to work, I kicked off my study break with some fun things. I spoiled myself with a professional massage. Nothing relaxes away audit assumptions like a one hour massage! Next weekend will be super fun, as I have invited all the friends I neglected for months over for dinner and drinks!

The preview of life after four 75s is exciting! I’ve been able to socialize and cross things off my to-do list that I’d been putting off. I’ve gone to the gym more and logged a few more hours of sleep. The R & R is important, as it will help me refresh for my next round of studying to begin shortly.

See you next week!

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Patti 11 years ago

You have a great mindset while waiting for your score. Only a few more days, right? I loved your party for friends too, I do the same thing. Good luck!