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Hello CPA Exam Club Buddies!
I hope that you are all doing well and that your studying is going GREAT! :) I am just finishing another evening of studying, and I can't believe that I only have one more day before I am sitting for the AUD Exam! Yikes!
The most common question that I have been asked by all my friends and family members over the last few days has (of course) been: "Are you ready for your exam?"
Of course, in reality, each time the question has been asked, I have smiled, usually sighed... and then partially lied, saying "Yes, I am SO ready! Bring it!" Why "partially"? Because the truth is that I am ABSOLUTELY ready to get it over with...and I mean 100% READY on this part! However, and sadly, I still don't feel "ready" in the context that they are meaning. Do any of you feel the same? What do you tell people when they ask you this question, or questions like it? I’d love to know your thoughts, and read your stories.
In closing, these are the few things that I know for certain at this point: I have tried to stay calm and focused over the last few weeks. I have done by best to keep a positive attitude, even though I haven’t felt super confident, or when I've had days where I just wanted cry my eyes out (due to the stress, lack of sleep, and pressure that I've put on myself). I've worked very hard. I've studied my buns off for the last two months, logging 250+ hours of study time (Ok.. Yes, I do keep a log of my time... call it a touch of O.C.D. if you must! LOL). I've done all the things (and then some) that I was advised to do in preparation.
And so, while I may not technically “feel ready”, I honestly can say this: Overall, I’m at peace with myself in that: I've given the preparation process everything that I've had in me, everyday! Therefore, on Friday morning, I’m only going to entertain positive thoughts, and go in there and do the very best that I can! And no matter what the future holds, on Friday, I will walk out of that exam feeling proud of myself for all of my hard work.
I hope that all of you have a great evening! Happy studying to all!! If you also have an exam coming up, good luck to you!! I will write again after my exam to let you know how it goes.
The Tired Pup