Friday, March 20, 2020

I'm BACK & the World is Officially a Mess!

Hey Earth Muffins! I am back in the blogosphere and I must say – I definitely missed it! This will be my first post in 2020, which is (for sure) overdue. It seems like the world around us is 100% a mess right now, so I thought I would share some life updates with you all and set the expectations for the upcoming months on Life of an Earth Muffin.

To start things off, I am excited to announce that I officially passed my first CPA exam!! I started studying for FAR at the end of December and took it the last week of February before my Spring Break. This exam is notoriously the hardest, so I wanted to get it out of the way first so that the rest of my studying will just get easier. Now that I know that I passed, I have started studying for the second most challenging exam, REG, and will be taking it the first week of May.

The most challenging part of studying full-time for these exams is the fact that I am also a full-time graduate student with a whole lot of other classes to do work for. However, thanks to the Coronavirus, the University of Michigan has completely shut down and all of my courses are now online. While this is a challenge in itself (I don’t know if you have ever tried to virtually take a class, but it isn’t the easiest thing!), I now have a lot more free time since I don’t need to commute by bus to campus or waste time in between classes. I, unfortunately, lost my two campus jobs because of the shutdown as well, which also results in more time for CPA studying (yay me!).

So where am I at currently? As my apartment is off-campus quite a ways and I live by myself (my roommate graduated back in December), I am continuing to live in Ann Arbor and am protecting myself and others by staying inside as much as possible.

As you can imagine I have plenty of time to get my class work and CPA studying done, so I thought I would spend some of this free time blogging… Which I missed SO much more than I thought I would during my three-ish month break.

My boyfriend and I went to Disney World over Spring Break, and I did a lot of journaling by our hotel pool about upcoming posts I would like to write for Life of an Earth Muffin. As finishing up my master’s program and studying for the CPAs are still my number one priority right now (and of course keeping myself healthy from the Corona!), I don’t plan on sticking to any posting schedule. This might result in a couple of posts each week, one post a week, or even one post a month depending on how busy I am and how much screen time I have endured during the day (as blue light headaches are definitely real!).

I would like to end this post by thanking everyone for the support as I went on this break, and I look forward to writing some quality content for you all in the upcoming future! The Earth Muffin family is SO close to hitting 1,000 followers, which I never would have thought possible when I started my blog many years ago. Please take the necessary precautions to stay safe during this troubling time in the world; I hope you all are excited for the revival of Life of an Earth Muffin, because I know I am!


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  1. Congratulations on passing your exam! That is so wonderful. I am glad you were able to have a Disney holiday as well. Always exciting to see a post from you!! I hope you continue to do well and are staying safe.
    the creation of beauty is art.

  2. Congratulations on passing your CPA!!


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