BEC with an Extra Side of Butter

05 Aug 2011

Club 75 Candidate Bloggers


Shuchi 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 April 2010.

All of a sudden it hit me! I am down to 4 weeks, and I am behind! Becker has five chapters in BEC and for some reason I have only made it through chapter 1 in the past two weeks. Granted, Corporation Governance threw me off since I wasn’t familiar with the material and calculating lengthy problems on equivalent units had me frustrated.

But I made it through, even if it meant redoing more than half of those problems again. I won’t lie, BEC turns me off big time and despite the fact that I badly want to pass it and put it behind me, last week, at times, I found myself doing online shopping rather than studying.

I don’t know if anyone else feels this way, but my experience with taking these exams repeatedly gets me a little depressed. I have no life, going out with friends does not exist, and I barely get to see my family. Although, this is usually for a short period of time, being a socially active person, I often start to feel miserable.

I am surrounded by friends who are doctors, lawyers, and engineers, and they have already put in their time of hard work and are now reaping the rewards. So while they are out having a good time, I find myself sulking and slowly opening the laptop to stare at more questions.

And then I remind myself, they are where I want to be – SOON!! So, quit the complaining, suck it up and deal with it. We all are in this even if it’s for different reasons, but one goal – those three magnifying, shining, and prestigious letters: CPA.

So with some extra butter on my pancakes this morning, I convinced myself I need it to get through one of the boring topics in BEC: economics. I am ready to conquer this beast. I am hoping I can put in enough hours over the weekend to finish chapters 2 and 3 at least. Keep studying folks… It’s not over yet!

I leave everyone with a quote my good friend texted me the other night:

I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as champion.” -Muhammad Ali

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Name (required) 13 years ago

Wait 'till you get to B3 and B5...yikes.

Shawn 13 years ago

Had to smile at "with some extra butter". Also made me think of Ozzie Ozbourne's commercial.

shuchi 13 years ago

working thought B3 right now..I think i am going to need some extra cream and sugar in my coffee..ugh =)

AcesUp 13 years ago

Try the Wiley text for EUP content..felt I absorbed it more..