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One more day... | Tired Pup's CPA Exam Journey

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?"

  • A Silly Side Bar: Ok, guys… Why do they always ask this question? And, why do I feel the urge to smack them, or grab them and shake them silly, and ask, “Are you kidding me right now?” LOL Ok, ok… I’m only kidding… I’m not a violent person at all! I am just being very dramatic! But seriously, am I the only one that feels like this is a completely crazy/somewhat annoying question?

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.

 

Sincerely,

The Tired Pup

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Comment by Tired Pup on March 2, 2013 at 12:07pm

Congrats on your FAR score Alicia!! WOW!!! Get it girl!

Also, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, kind words, and encouragement!! I sincerely appreciate it!!

Hope your AUD exam went okay for you... All the best!!

Comment by CPA Exam Club on March 2, 2013 at 11:50am

Big like Alicia - congrats!

Comment by Alicia B. on February 23, 2013 at 2:15pm

Well, I just found out that I passed FAR with an 85.  Keep positive!  I thought that I didn't pass when I left the exam.

Comment by Alicia B. on February 21, 2013 at 10:46am

Good job Tired Pup!  You've done the hardest part which is studying for the exam, keeping focused, and going to your exam tomorrow.  I try to remember that I know the material whether I feel confident or not about it.  I put the hours in and learned the material.  I have my AUD test next Thursday, and I'm nervous but excited as well to just get it over with.  I took FAR last month and put in 330 hours.  I had some moments of fatigue during the studying process, and I couldn't sleep the night before my first test.  I haven't received my score yet.  However, I remain optimistic and will try again if needed.  My AUD test coming up, I will have about 175 hours into the material.  Good luck!  And remember, you're ready to pass the exam!

Comment by CPA Exam Club on February 20, 2013 at 9:17pm

Go for it Tired Pup!!  Good luck!!  I know you have and will give it your all.  ;-)

 

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