My exam is one week from tomorrow. I am so ready for it to be overwith! I still have a lot of review work I want to get done before then but I can see finish line. I'm almost there...I've been at this for over a year and I am sick and tired of it. Emphasis on tired. Studying for this section has somehow been the least stressful of them all and yet it still adds an underlying stress to everything in my life. This week I began to realize how taxing it has been on me and how tired I have become. I burst into tears in the car on the way home last night for a harmless comment Trent made...clear evidence that I need a break/need to be finished forever.
So, in anticipation of my upcoming freedom, here are some things I'm looking forward to after my exam is over:
+I'm going to start journaling again.
+I bought a neat little daily devotional book that I have already started and mean to continue. 5 minutes of insight and a couple scriptures each day is all it is but I really like it so far.
+Reading books! I have determined to read every book Lynn Austin has written. I have read some already and my coworker Ashley has basically all the rest, so I'm good to go. There are other books too that I recently brought back from Fbg with me. Books I read a long time ago and I've forgotten the stories or books that shaped my thinking. I want to revisit those.
+Losing weight. If I turn even a fraction of my previous study time into work out time, I'll be golden.
+Cooking for my husband. I'm not a good cook. I don't love cooking. But it's something I want to do, for the sake of our health and the health of our bank account.
+Cleaning our house. Our house, or at least some part of it, has been in some state of disaster since we moved in over a year ago. The dining room has been torn up for a year, the front spare room still contains boxes of junk we never unpacked, the den is usually full of tools and projects, etc. It's all stuff that could easily be controlled or taken care of if I didn't have to study all evening almost every evening. I enjoy taking care of our home and I have not been able to do that up to par. I'm excited to make my lists and cross stuff off and keep things in a more sane state of cleanliness around our place. To jumpstart it, I'm going to endeavor to deep clean the house while Trent is gone either to church camp or on the mission trip. I'll probably pay my little sister to help me since she wants to earn some money this summer and we have a big house...
+Carrying the Coach purse I'm going to get with my CPA bonus. :-)
To sum it all up, as I've said many times to Trent: "When I'm a CPA, the house will be cleaner, meals will be homecooked and I will be skinnier. "
8 days and counting...