Trying to Find Motivation

13 Dec 2011

Club 75 Candidate Bloggers

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

It has been very hard for me to stay motivated lately. As you may recall I currently am not studying for the CPA exam, I am taking 2 upper level accounting courses, and have family responsibilities. I even quit my part-time job because of the issues I have been having.

Not to mention that I have been spending every minute that my husband is awake with him, maybe now that he is deployed I can concentrate a little better, and not stay up until 2 a.m. studying.

I have also been looking for my “forever” dream accounting job. It has consumed the last four months.

This week alone I had 3 interviews, and I have one with one of the Big 4 next week. Being a recent graduate from UNF, completing the educational requirements to become a CPA for my state this semester and having a 3.6 GPA, you would think that people would be knocking down my door.

I have gotten office visits to three of the Big 4, as well as interviews with several accounting firms around town and some big and medium size corporations but have not received any offers yet.

So I am feeling very frustrated and feeling a lack of motivation to do the amount of studying I need to do to maintain my GPA. I have never made a “C” in any accounting course, and I will more than likely have two this semester. I feel that if I have an offer and a light at the end of the tunnel I would be more motivated to study instead of being distracted by looking for a job.

Being distracted has affected the amount of time I have to study. I may have 5 hours to study, but I spend two of that searching job sites and companies’ web site for jobs in my area. I am worried what will happen after I end this semester if I don’t have a job.

Will I be able to get motivated for taking the CPA? I can only hope. I have even thought about not taking it, as some of the companies I have looked at do not have a CPA working there that can sign off on the work experience requirement to become a CPA.

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