I’ve been a bit out of touch over the last two weeks.
I am having some difficulty finding time, energy and motivation to work on my CPA studies. In my last post, I mentioned that I was working to complete
Section One of REG by May 15. I’ve fallen short of that goal, but still
progressing. I’m about half way through the videos, homework and reading
for section 1. I’ve been feeling a bit scattered in my approach to
studying. Although I set up a plan and organized specific target dates, I
haven’t been completely committed because of work and family obligations.
I have some kind of strange spring fever going on…. similar to the “Senioritis”
that plagues upcoming high school graduates during the month of May.
I know that I NEED to study. I just don’t want to… uggggh.
Perhaps part of my problem is that now I feel like I have plenty of time to take REG exam, since I won’t be faced with expiring credit until the end of August. This is definitely the WRONG frame of mind to
I did get a bit of a reality check last night though when mycollege aged son asked how my studies were going. The guilt trip usually goes from parent to child, rather than the other way around! After a sermon from my son, I found a bit of the motivation that has been lacking in recent weeks. Although it was mother’s day , I started working homework problems yesterday evening and reviewed my
study plan again. I’ve got a new short term goal now, to finish Sections One and Two before the end of the month. I’ve started bringing my textbook to work with me. Hopefully I can use my lunch hour to make some gains on my studies as well.
I will close out my post this week by reminding everybody to stay focused on the quest. Although it’s easy to get off track and
see valuable study time slip away, it is important not to procrastinate beyond the point of no return. Although I’ve got plenty of time to study, I need to do a better job of creating a sense of urgency for preparing and passing this one last part. I’ll have more to report on my studies in my next post.
Study hard everyone!