It might sound strange, but I used be work in public accounting as an auditor for a small firm in my local area. I went to college and studied accounting and later went on to get my CPA license and practice as a certified public accountant. Today I am retired, but I still remember what it was like studying for the CPA exam and how much efforts I had to put into my routine everyday in order to prepare the test.
I’m here to tell you that anything is possible. I didn’t think I was going to pass the CPA exam, nor did I think it was possible that I would pass all four sections of it the first time I took them all. Back in my day, it was pretty uncommon for woman to even go into public accounting let along become certified. Today it’s pretty commonplace. So don’t give up on your dreams whatever they may be. If you want to quilt or knit a specific pattern, go ahead and try it out. If you fail, you will be able to learn from your mistakes and do a better job next time.
I remember when I was first studying for the exam. I thought I would never be able to pass any of the sections. My basic study session went like this. First, I would go through my cpa review course material and do some practice problems. There were many different ones to choice from, but I decided to go with CPAexcel by Wiley. After I finished the practice problems, I would need a break. That’s when I took up the amazing hobby of knitting. I could knit a scarf or something and still think about the things I just learned in my review course. It still felt like a break though, because I wasn’t actively studying at the moment. Now that I look back on it, that’s when I first was exposed to a lot of different crafts like quilting and knitting. What great memories.
Studying for the CPA Exam really helped me in all areas of my life. It gave me discipline that I use even to this day. I just remember when I get frustrated with something that I can overcome it. It’s no more difficult than studying for the exam was for me.
So if you are second guessing your knitting or quilting abilities, just remember my story. I never gave up during my CPA exam process and you shouldn’t give up on what you want to do.
On a side note, if anyone is free this Friday to do a knitting party, I would love to host one. Please call me or email me if you need directions to my house. I’ll be showing off my new projects and even introducing you to some new processes that I’ve been working on.