Written By Guest Blogger Ashley G.
What happens when you fall off the horse? Do you get up and try again? Do you change your approach when you get back on the horse? Do you run away in fear?
Recently, I was selfish and took some “me” time. The advantage of everyone reading my blog entries is that they get to see everything that I go through during the CMA studying process. So, to be honest, I have been a slacker.
When people have asked me about types of study behavior, I have always said the following: studiers will pass, slackers will fail, and crammers may get lucky. So, at this point, you may wonder what I consider myself. Well, I think I am still at the point in my studying where this time off won’t affect me too much, as long as I’m diligent for the remainder this month. Any more time off from studying will make or break me though.
Now that I am back from vacation and with the busy season slowing down (my busy season is from September to February), I have altered my strategy and gotten back on the horse. So, what is the current game plan you might wonder? Good question.
My plan is simple. I plan on reading the book throughout the week. This will be done by developing a pattern for my weekdays. I finish work around 6 or 7. Then I eat dinner and take an hour for “me” time. In theory, I allocate approximately 3-4 hours of studying for myself. Any make-up is done during lunch at work. My weekends will be spent working on multiple-choice questions, reviewing flashcards made throughout the week, studying notes, etc.
Here’s to a new strategy, and HOPEFULLY a new CMA certification!