Leah is a NINJA CPA Blogger.
Hello fellow CPA exam enthusiasts!
I was reminded this past week of an important rule; always have the right tools for the job. This goes for just about everything in life, and it reminds me of when I first started the CPA journey.
I remember feeling a little confused about all of the different study courses. I spent a few weeks researching the various programs to try to find study materials that fit my wallet, but also fit my learning style.
I recently applied for an accountant position at the same place I applied last month. They had a second opening, and as Ive said before, accountant type work is few and far between in cow town. I just found out I didnt get the position so Im thinking Ill take BEC in the same window with AUD.
By the time I sit for AUD in July, I will have been studying for CPA exams for six months, and Im really tempted to take a little break by moving BEC to the October/November window. Then again, if Im not working there really is no reason why I shouldnt try to take AUD and BEC in the same window.
Two exams in one window might be a little ambitious for me, but Ive read around on the forums that it is possible to study for BEC in eight weeks. I really do not want to wait a full three months before giving BEC a try. I guess Im feeling a little antsy about getting the exams out of the way now that Im on the clock.
In between studying, Ive had a chance to start working on house projects. My husband and I have lived in the same house for over twelve years and we are just now getting around to adding a little landscaping.
We have zero landscaping to start, but a few potted plants and several blisters later and the place is looking a little brighter.
As I mentioned earlier, it helps to have the right tools. Today, my back wishes I had used a long handled shovel instead of a short handled, baby shovel. A shovel is a shovel, right? Dont bet on it!
I took both Saturday and Sunday off and didnt study so I could get the house project started. Of course I felt a little guilty about that, but I did listen to NINJA Audio while I was getting some tomato plants set up. Ive added a picture below of a piece of our handy work. Not too shabby for amateurs. Until next time!