Earlier this year, I studied for and passed all three sections of the CDFM certification. I had about two months left of my 20’s and wanted to prove to myself that I could obtain a certification relevant to my career. In order to complete this goal I blocked out all distractions and studied day after day for each of the exams to ensure that I would pass. Achieving this goal proved a few things to me:
- I did have the discipline to study daily in order to pass an exam.
- Once I prepared properly for an exam I was not a “bad test taker” when it came to tests administered on the computer.
- Earning just any certification would not satisfy me. I still wanted my CPA so that is the certification I had to go after.
I went to Pinterest to get inspiration and instruction on how to take a small space and make it visually appealing and functional. Most of my decorations were purchased from Target and the desk and chair from Ikea. I’d like to point out that I did not purchase all of these items at once. No sense in depleting your funds if you don’t have to. I purchased the desk and chair about two years ago and the decorations and desk supplies sometime this year. “Decorate With Me” videos are one of my favorite kinds to watch on YouTube so being able to make this type of video was so much fun.
If you are interested in keeping up with me while I am on my CPA journey feel free to follow my studygram @studyingwithnate. I use this account to post study updates, study inspiration, and sometimes gym updates as its my form of releasing the stress that comes with studying for these exams. I took the REG section of the exams just before thanksgiving which allowed me to be able to fully enjoy the holiday with my family. I’m currently awaiting the score release so fingers crossed I have finally passed a section and my eighteen month window will have officially begun!
Are you currently studying for a certification or exam? If so, what are you studying for? How do you prepare?
I hope you enjoy the video. I love my little desk space and I am so ready to finally conquer this goal! If you actually made it to the end of this post thanks so much for reading! See you in the next one 🙂