Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Cold Saturday Night

On this cold Saturday night in February, I am coming back to my blog.

New York was spared from major snowfall today. We just received a light dusting where I live. But it is still frigid outside, so I figure I will take this opportunity to get back to my favorite but recently neglected hobby.

I had taken some time off from posting for personal reasons. It is so sad that the thing that brings me the most joy was the easiest to drop when I needed to find more time for other things important at the time. I feel like my creativity has suffered and I lost touch with the blogging community as I haven’t kept up with my favorite blogs. (I will try to catch up ASAP!)

I am taking REG at the end of the month and have been trying to study. Unfortunately, as I am sure some of you have found, this is not an easy time to study. Calendar year-end close, reporting deadlines, auditors, January month-end close… there were so many things going on at work. Hopefully, next week I can start leaving work at a normal hour so I can have enough time to study in the evening.

I am using my Wiley book and plan to start with Business Law tomorrow. I want to get through a decent amount of material and leave the multiple choice questions to answer during my commute to and from work.

Is anyone else sitting (or have you sat) for a CPA Exam part in Jan-Feb? Have you found it difficult to find the time to study?


  1. we got a lot of snow and i love it! so glad to see you blogging again. good luck with the REG. hugs!!

  2. I am sitting for Financial on Feb 16th and have been having a difficult time studying. Not because of work, but because of life. I am having a day surgery next Friday and I've been busy planning a surprise 30th birthday party for my boyfriend on Feb 20th. I have a little more than a week to go and I have done all the lectures and am now in the process of going back through the chapter, taking notes and doing questions. I'm definitely a little behind, but staying positive that I can do this. Good luck to you!!

  3. Thanks Melita! Hope you are having fun in the snow and staying warm! I look forward to catching up on reading your blog!

  4. Hi Shannon,

    That stinks. I have been going back and forth to doctors the past 2.5 months, so I know how tough it is to focus on studying.

    You can do it! Good luck!

  5. Hey, first I want to say, your blog is so creative and beautiful. I love to read your posts, and the picture is just wonderful. I just took BEC in Jan and it was like hell when preparing for it. Like you said, calender year, auditors, and month end. I'm sure you will do great, keep up the positive thinking!

    Good luck!

  6. Thanks Plateau! That's so nice! Good luck to you too! I hope you pass BEC!

  7. I just came across your blog and went through your archives, and I write a food blog while simulatenously pursuing a masters degree in Tax. I will be taking the CPA exam starting this summer, so I'm very interested in your blog, thanks for sharing and good luck with the exams!!

  8. Hi Cooking Accountant!

    Glad you are back!

    I took Auditing Jan. 4 and sit for Financial Feb 27. Auditing was tough due to the holidays and Financial is tough due to tax season. I'm not sure there is a good time to undergo this process!

    Good luck with REG!

  9. Hi Ranjani!
    Thanks for commenting! I took a quick look at your blog just now (study break) and will be back later. Very cool! Good luck with your Tax masters!

  10. Hi Debra!
    Thanks! I hope you passed Audit! And good luck on FAR!