Ready to Own the CPA Exam in 2012

Rebecca 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 June 2010.

Today has been a bittersweet day. Three people from my firm found out they have completed all four parts and are now CPAs. If my testing window cooperated I would have been celebrating with them.

I am happy for them, but at the same time I am crying on the inside. Sometimes this exam just seems unfair, and when you think you might have gotten one step closer it gets pulled right from underneath you.

However, I am not going to let myself sulk and beat myself up for not passing with the best of them. If anything I am hoping that by them all passing it pushes me that much harder to pass these exams.

There is so much more out of life that I want than spending all my spare time studying. I can only get there if these exams get done. I am on a serious mission for 2012. I will own 2012!

I toy with the idea of moving FAR once again. It is more out of fear though. I will be done with the homestudy lectures by tomorrow night and will have five weeks to work multiple choice questions. I hope that this is enough time to get FAR under my belt because that is one exam I do not want to repeat! From reading everyone’s advice on the forum that seems to be the only way to pass FAR: MCQs, MCQs, and more MCQs!

I hope all of you waiting for scores receive happy news! To those of my friends in the forums that did not receive the news they wanted – keep your chins up. We got this next testing window! Yankee and Jomarie are constantly my support through this process lately, and I just want you ladies to know I appreciate it more than you know! Keep at it!

Until next time,

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Casey 9 years ago

What a great post! This exam is completely unfair, but we need to keep our heads held high and just keep pushing. I am right beside you owning 2012 with this exam!!

JoMarie 9 years ago

Thanks Rebecca!! We will conquer 2012 together!!!

Brandon 9 years ago

I would recommend doing tons and tons of MCQs. I just passed FAR and I am no done with this exam. I failed FAR 5 times trying to just read and understand as much of the material as I could and doing some MCQs. This time around I watched the lectures and wrote down some notes and then I attacked thounsands of MCQs for weeks on end till test time and went in and got a 78, which is 18 points better than my 60 that I got in July and I have no doubt it was due to working thousands of MCQs. Good Luck

Kricket 9 years ago

Rebecca, WE WILL OWN THIS TEST BY JUNE! I'm here with you dear and if you need to vent, scream, cry or whatever, just give me a call! I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to see another score below 75!

Rebecca 9 years ago

Thanks Kricket! I am loving the JUNE idea that would be amazing!

Kim 9 years ago

You've got this Rebecca!

Shelby 9 years ago

I'm IN on the owning of 2012 with you all...let's do this once and for all.

nadia 9 years ago

Rebecca, Sometimes I think the train conductor gave me the wrong ticket -"Mr. Conductor, this is not the ticket I wanted---I want the non-stop to CPAville, this ticket makes too many stops!!!!!" But in the end the destination is the same, probably will be sweeter when we all arrive :) It takes a village to get through the CPA process. And thank God. I don't want to do this alone. Thank you for your support and encouragement. I agree with you, let's go get it in 2012!!!! Nadia (Yankee)