Well now that finals are over, I can say that I’m very excited that I have completed my first semester! It was definitely a challenging week studying for all my finals but now that it’s over I feel accomplished and proud. Kind of like what Paul said – the more effort you put in, the larger the result. I am just hoping and encouraging myself that all of the effort I put in will give me the results I want.
Anyway – not much else to report on right now. Most people (including myself) have left Austin for our month long winter break. I am excited to be home but at the same time, I already miss my MPA friends 🙂
I just wanted to mention that although it may seem (from our last slew of posts) that finals are insane, it isn’t really a bad thing. This is probably the most I’ve studied (at all or at least in a really long time), but honestly I am really happy and feel very accomplished. You are not coming to the best accounting program to be a slacker. You are coming to work hard, learn a lot (get your money‘s worth), and get what you can out of your opportunities. Having said that, I’m glad I spent my free week studying to really get the most out of these tests. Finals are just tests. And having almost a week to study for it is a gift – most tests you have to study for in the midst of doing 100 other things.
Also during this break I plan on starting the process of applying and studying for my first CPA section, so I will keep you updated with that process as I get it underway.
Have a great holiday season everyone!