Joshua is a NINJA CPA blogger.
I didn’t have to wait long for the score drop to confirm what I feared for the last 4 weeks; I didn’t do enough. I received a failing REG score.
When the score dropped and my fiancée hugged me I went totally numb. Any hope of finishing this exam in Q2 is gone, and I am faced with another retake.
Pity party aside, I know I cut corners on this exam. Unfortunately, life and everything else don’t give a rat’s rear end if you have an exam to study for.
I have had the joyous experience of having my boss fired and my department being overhauled at work to include with the usual study sessions.
I could have powered through it, but instead, I let it get to my head and ultimately created another excuse to not study. I am the only one to blame for this situation.
With the new realization that I am no longer able to plan my entire summer as a man without responsibilities, I have doubled down on studying.
Audit is coming up and I am studying at a fanatical rate. I refuse to let this exam burden my life any longer. It’s time to find a new gear and drag my weary body over the finish line.
It won’t be pretty for the next few months; I have to factor in possible job relocation and serious wedding planning in to my schedule now that we are getting in to the summer months.
Overall, I am constantly humbled by this exam and the knowledge that you have to achieve to pass all 4 parts. My respect for the profession and those who passed before me grow every time I open my Audit book to review.
I am hungrier than ever to join their ranks and achieve the CPA designation. Time to grind.