In any case, I ended up passing up 3 out of four sections of the exam and one month later I moved. I changed positions so I wasn't auditing and basically had given up the certification. Then one day I started thinking about things I would regret in my life and I thought back to the CIA. I was so close to finishing and I just stopped. I felt as if it was something that would hang over my head forever if I didn't get it done.
So, I did my research and found out that I could sit for the final part of my exam here in France and in English! I was so motivated that I paid the 200 euros, ordered my book for 60 euros and was all set to finish my certification. Then the book arrived, and it sat unopened. Life got in the way. And very quickly the 180 days I had to sit for the exam started coming to an end.
Then, last week it came. An email from the board stating that I had to sit for the exam by March 16th or lose the 200 euros. So, I registered. I'm taking the exam on March 15th. I still have yet to study. I find it so hard to stay motivated. I try to study during lunch time, but then the emails and phone calls come in and the book continues to sit unopened. I tried to study this weekend and then I had Nathan coming over closing my book and playing with my notes. It seems as if I'm doomed to fail before I even begin.
I'm really trying to get it together in the next two months! So I'm asking for all of your suggestions. How do you stay motivated? How do you find time to buckle down and do something when life gets in the way?
Wish me luck!