February 23rd I quietly took REG again, and this week I found out I passed!
Things I did differently:
- I wasn't sick
- I recently changed my role in a very stressful job to make it a less powerful force in my life
- I got off the CPA discussion boards
- I "devalued" the exam - basically similar to the job situation, I took away some of its power
When I got my current tax preparation job, I told myself all CPA exams were off the table until after April 15th, but I was pretty far along in my review for REG "round two" so I decided to give it another try. I had a really strong study plan for the final week leading up to it, and that helped me a lot.
After April 15th all my focus will be on FAR. I would like not to consistently take a test, fail the test, and have to take it again. So hopefully I learned something from the REG experience to make me a better preparer.
Rainy Rainy Saturday out here. The photo above is from Friday evening after work.
Oh, and Happy Pi day! If you are a vegan in Seattle you know that it is the happiest day at Pizza Pi. As luck would have it I will be in Seattle tomorrow, so I will probably go and get a treat.