Studying CPA Exam is harder than you can imagine. It gets harder when you’re also working at the same time. The struggle is real. This is my personal experience as I finish college and started working as an office clerk at this one law firm in Texas. The goal is to finish college under the course in Accounting and I was successful to finish my Bachelor of Science in Accounting. The problem started when I finish college and needed to pay for my own apartment. This is where adulthood comes in and you starting to realize the responsibility of adulthood. I had no choice but to work even if I’m not a CPA yet. Taking the CPA Exam was the original plan after college but our family encountered a financial problem, so I had to step in and be an adult. I’m 24 years old, living on my own, and paying my way of living. The job as an office clerk helps a lot on my financial status. However, there is an empty goal on my list. And that is to be a CPA.
So, I started thinking and looking at things into different perspectives. Although my job pays the bill, I still want to be a CPA. I decided to take the CPA Exam this year. Hopefully, I can finish all Four Section in a year or so. I haven’t take the exam since I graduated college. I had to put it on hold so I can work and pay the bills. Things are crazy than I thought.
Taking the CPA Exam is not easy. There are so many requirements need to comply, which luckily I was able to accomplish just in time before the exam. Now, I have 2 months left before my first section exam. I can’t wait to finish this!
The real problem now is the studying. It will be an easy piece of cake if I was not working at the same time. I like studying. When I was in college, I like studying and really focus on my course. I keep things in balance. But now, that I’m also working, things are really complicated than I thought. Definitely, not an easy multi-tasking. Time management came into play the role. It is important that I can handle two things at the same time. So after working 8-9 hours a day, I need to get home as early as possible, to study. I study for 5-6 hours and then go to sleep. Same routine for the next 2 months until I finish taking an exam and wait for the score. There will still be 3 sections remaining. I guess, I just have to be patient and focus on this goal. I can do this! Right?