So if you are like me, you have studied hard and done your best. The exam is over; now what do you do?
The moment I stepped out of the exam room, I was ready to hit up a bar. Yep, I needed to have a moment and was ready to take a breather. I did not want to think about the exam; why?? For starters, the exam was over and done with. It was either time to move on to the next section of the CPA exam or most likely for me, it might be time to go back to the drawing board.
I left the exam feeling that I could have done better. Mainly due to the fact that did not complete the exam because I ran out of time. Whatever my result is going to be, I am ready to take a break. I have put in almost four months of consistent preparation and I just wanted to go back to my carefree self and hang out with my family and friends.
So after the exam I did just that. There were way too many pictures and moments to share so I tried my best to create a cute video, see below.
It felt so good having long dinners with my husband, or do happy hours with my friends without feeling guilty about not studying.
One of my favorite things to do on my break was Netflix and Chill. (Big up to that couple who really made Netflix and Chill a thing, although it was already a thing lol). I got too caught up on multiple shows. I took back my sleep; I enjoyed cooking dinners for my husband. He has been such a great support system while I was studying. He took care of the house duties cleaning, doing the laundry and cooking, and ensured that I kept my strength up. Shout out the all the good men out there.
My husband ensured he gave me a day to really have fun and to rejuvenate. He had a brunch planned and took me site seeing to the Brooklyn Bridge (after asking for months). I totally did the tourist thing that day. It was the last day of summer and the weather was great.
If you need to retake like me, it’s okay. There is no shame in a do over. Is it the end of the world? Absolutely not!! I am taking time to get re-energized, and get my mind right for the retake.
Even if you did not pass, I am sure that you have learned something about yourself. If I learn one thing about myself, is that I have everything within me that I need to make it. I have learnt that I can be quite functional on five hours of sleep, I have learnt how determined that I am, and that whatever I want I will work for it. Those are not just words, they are facts!!
It’s been almost a month and I am still on break. What was meant to be a two weeks break, has turned into a months of down time. I strongly recommend taking a minimum of two weeks’ time off, because if you are not careful, you develop new routines and it’s near impossible to find the will to get back into studying.
Post exam take always!!
- Don’t over think it
- Take that well deserved break
- If you fail; Get ready for a do over
- Don’t take get to deep in new routines