Whew, can you say fastest two weeks of my life?? I worked last week and ended up working over 50 hours. Yep, it is definitely busy season when the part time intern is working over a 40 hour work week. And yes tax accounting has two busy seasons. When your clients are large companies most get an automatic extension until September 15 for their returns. Our Spring is actually not busy because of returns like most people think, but instead we are doing audit work. Anyway, needless to say it is busy around our office.
I did have a bit of break this weekend when a good friend from college came down to visit. It is so refreshing to be able to catch up and spend time with friends that you haven’t seen in awhile. I’ve been able to do that a lot lately, and it has made me realize how much I miss time with my girlfriends. In Birmingham I don’t have that many friends yet, and It makes me realize how much spending time with friends is not only good for my sanity, but good for my relationship with Jamey. Blessed I am by wonderful friends!
|Hiking at the Falls in Oak Mountain State Park this weekend!|
Well, if I thought last week flew by then this week was gone in a blink. I started my classes Wednesday and I’ve been trying to hit the books hard and get ahead in all my classes. I’ve been trying to get ahead because as of Thursday I officially applied for the CPA exam and ordered my review materials. Next week starts my crazy hectic life of school, work and CPA exam studying. I practically had a panic attack after I pressed the submit button, but I think it is because it all comes down to this. Five years of school, a year of recruiting, and months of interning comes down to wether or not I can pass this exam. With an 8% pass rate my nerves are on edge, but tons of people have taken it and passes and so I know I can to….well hopefully…. I’m probably being over dramatic, but I truly am very nervous about the coming months. I’m trying to take a step back and relax and know that I can do it.
I really think another thing I’m super stressed about is making sure I make time for Jamey. I don’t want to neglect him or our relationship over the next few months. Luckily, he is more supportive of my school and studying that I could ever hope for, but up until now I’ve been able to make plenty of time for him. Starting next week I’ll be studying for the CPA and listening to lectures for 8 hours a week and doing homework and reviewing on top of my normal classwork and school. I just want to make sure that while I know studying for the CPA is important for my career, making sure I’m taking care of my husband and our needs together is important for my life. I know he will step up when I need him to and I’m so grateful for that. I’ll have to make a conscious effort to balance my time and hopefully one day I will be able to repay him when he is in grad school! In the end my relationship with Jamey comes only second to my relationship with the Lord and when our marriage is so young I want to do my best to foster it and give it the time and respect it needs!
We are headed to ATL in just a few minutes to visit with more friends from college, and we couldn’t be more excited! I know we will have a blast! I hope everyone else has a wonderful weekend too!
I have been writing a good bit these days, and I’ve got a couple of posts that are in the drafting phases, so I’ll try to get them posted next week or so. They have to do with Jamey, everything from our meeting, to long distance, to what our first 8 months of marriage have been like! Sorry to keep you hanging I’m trying to figure out how I want to present them before I put them up!