I’m graduating on Saturday, which is one of the most exciting, long awaited, events in my entire life. I am a part of the unique 11-semester plan. Because of the structure of the Mizzou Accounting school, I’ll be getting my minor, major, and master’s all on the same day.
That means, if I, for whatever reason, didn’t finish this semester, I go home with nothing. That’s very unlikely at this point in time, but so goes the structure of the Accounting program.
I still need to fight Bowser though. If you’re unfamiliar with the Super Mario games, #1 – Bowser is the boss at the end that you must defeat in order to win the game, #2 – Where have you been?
My Bowser is the CPA Exam.
Yes, I’m excited about graduating, moving to St. Louis, and starting a job, but the CPA is just looming. It doesn’t matter how many stars, coins, lives, degrees, jobs, etc., without beating the boss, the CPA, my ceiling as an accountant is low.
I’m taking the exam in four parts, starting in January. I’ve already begun preparing, and this boss is going to be a doozey. Mizzou has prepared me well, but nothing is given.
So long story short, I’m excited to be graduating, but I may not be able to show it until I pass the CPA in a few months. If and when that happens, then I’ll celebrate. But as of now, there’s work to be done.
And Becker (my review course) knows there’s work to be done.