Fellow Candidates: We got this!

27 Jun 2011

Club 75 Candidate Bloggers

Rebecca 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 June 2010.

The most highly anticipated time during the CPA exam process is here… score releases! I personally am not waiting for a score but I must admit I am kind of jealous. As much as your heart rate may go up as you refresh NASBA’s website a million times in hopes to see a big 75 and want to vomit, it is such a thrill! It is almost the same feeling as when you were a child waiting for Santa to come. You think about it for weeks and then when Christmas morning arrives you are so happy with your gifts or you are upset that you didn’t get the one gift you really wanted.

I hope you all got the gift you wanted and those who want to cry keep your chin up! I on the other hand am studying like crazy where I am two and a half weeks away from testing. I am averaging about 125 multiple choice questions per day on REG and scoring in the 80s. My confidence is starting to go up! I catch myself talking to myself on a regular basis about the AMT calculation, how to calculate basis, like-kind exchanges, etc. I must look like a maniac to anyone driving by me on the highway during my commute. Hey whatever makes it stick right?!

I am making the goal of getting through all of the “required minimum multiple choice questions” from Phil at Yaeger by Sunday. Then I am going to take Jeff’s suggestion and rewrite his NINJA notes in hopes that some information just sinks into my brain further. I am not allowing myself to panic and slack these next two weeks. Jeff gave me some great advice this week and it hit home for me. “Don’t let the notion that you’re behind cause you to lose motivation”. That being said I am not allowing myself to lose my motivation!

Plus, I know a few people that have finished the exam now after this week’s score release. That alone is enough to make me cringe as I think of that fact that they passed and I am still struggling to beat this beast of an exam! I will pass but I am not going to beat myself up in the meantime by comparing myself to others. We will all pass this exam eventually we just have to continue to cheer each other on. Keep at it everyone. We got this!

Till next time,

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Dolores Sheets 13 years ago

Thanks, Rebecca you are correct, "we got this" I wished for years that I could qualify to sit for the exam and now I remind myself of that when I get discouraged, I am studing really hard and one day very soon I will be on the other side of this exam.