Leah is a NINJA CPA Blogger.
My thoughts lately have been about having the support of my spouse and family while going through the CPA process.
Ive been at it for about six months already with a long way to go. I started the last of my classes in October, and I sit for my first exam at the end of April.
I dont think the process is typically short for most. I think Im just now coming down from the thrill of my official acceptance of CPA candidate status, and Im realizing life happens, good and bad, in-between studying and exam dates.
Ive read on Another71 forum about some people that try to go through the CPA exam process without the support of their spouse/family. I cant imagine it.
Even though I have support, it has still created a few bumps in the road already. I definitely do not want to know what it would be like to not have support.
Maybe others can relate when I say that it has caused me to be a little grumpy with others at times, the house is a little dirtier than usual, I have less free time, Ive thrown money at this thing, and more of the everyday responsibilities have fallen on my spouse.
Yet, Im pretty sure its just a part of reality for anyone pursuing education or certification. I dont have to like it, but Ive decided to learn from it, push through it, and make the best of it.
The idea, the dream of being a CPA is important to me, but so are my spouse/family. Its a balancing act, and I didnt read anything in my study materials about it!
Im going to manage my time a little better, and make an effort to show more appreciation to those going through this along side me.