CFA CFA Level 2 Have your freakout

Have your freakout

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    • CFA_redemption_12713
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      Last night after grading another one of my countless mock exams I found myself pretty low with respect to next week’s test: not remembering how to calculate TPPC, using this periods dividend as opposed to the next in any of the equity equations and mixing up the classical/neoclassical/exogenous econ forms. Walking home I spoke with my girlfriend who is in another timezone at the moment, as she wanted to leave me to my own devices in the week leading up to the test and she asked me plainly “have you had your freakout yet?” This goes back to the week leading up to Level 1 in December when I was trudging through Denver in sub-zero weather, when I looked down at my frozen hands holding the hundreds out of note cards and let out a belly-aching yell that only I could hear above the wind-swept existence; that was when I knew everything would be OK. I retorted that I hadn’t and thats when I knew I needed to let some steam out with less than a week to go. After getting my morning session in today I walked out of my office with my sneakers on, some water and great deal of confidence to climb the mountain that I work under, with every step towards the top I felt my confidence slowly coming back and finally at the pinnacle I looked out at the vast horizon and yelled with all of my gusto in the valleys below! After yelling until my lungs could no longer disperse any air I gulped what water was left and began running down the trail back to my cfa materials below with the notion that everything was going to be ok either way. Up to this point we’ve studied as much as we can, with 6 days to go all we can do is perfect the ideas we know and gain confidence going into the test day, as its all about how we feel when we sit down that morning. So with that, I suggest that anyone feeling the same way I did go and have your freakout! Good luck to all and thank you for everyone’s support and help.

    • BeanCounter
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      Mine was during last week when I did the practice questions on the CFA website. Horrific. I did a few mocks and had OK scores. My latest tonight was the worst of any of them – so I seem to be going backwards. Time for another one perhaps.

    • Chevalier
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      I had mine on the last exam of the Schweser Mocks… than I entered the scores and found, that this one has the worst average of all Schweser Mock’s.

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      Just read this today and it made me feel a bit better so thanks for sharing! I had my freak out yesterday, same thing feeling like I’ve forgotten a lot of what I felt I knew solid before – just shattered my confidence completely and yesterday spent an hour having a good cry and managed to give myself a massive headache as well fml! Got a good sleep last night and am feeling a lot better today thank god. Going to push through this and try to stay calm, freaking out only impairs my thinking and makes me make careless mistakes. I know I need to get my confidence up though it’s weird because I felt really good last week. I feel absolutely horrible for my boyfriend, I’ve been a complete basket case for the last few months and he’s been a saint for putting up with me all I hope is that I pass this so that in the end it will be worth it. The stress of this plus work I swear it’s taken years off my life. Good luck to everyone! Sending positive, calm vibes!

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      Thanks for sharing @CFA_redemption_12713‌ Im sure its a common feeling in this forum. I hate to admit that I’ve had more than a couple freak outs of varying degree gearing up for L2. Stressful job, massive amounts of studying, sleep deprivation and a sub-par mock score, a combination that is familiar to nearly all of us. However over the past few days I’ve found my focus narrowing solely on productive test topics while the self-doubt and thoughts of uncontrollable exam day scenarios are gone. Its almost zen-like. The fear of not passing has been turned from a distraction to purely a motivational tool. Light at the end of the tunnel I guess. FYI I wrote a topic on keeping perspective the night before the last years results came out. Remember the things in your life that matter most. I hope everyone stays grinding during this final stretch, good luck!

    • dodo
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      Haha!

      I am going for a long run tomorrow. To get my swweaty freak out

    • Chevalier
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      yeah… I mean, whatever happens, we will be done with studying for 6 month =)

    • CFAcharterwannabe
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      @Chevalier‌ I have a freakout story pretty similar to yours. Got the worst score ever on a mock. Was feeling really really low and the problem is I am so tired that I don’t even have the energy for a full blown freak out session. So I decided to take a nap and ended up sleeping for 10 hours straight. That’s what I was and am as I am sure a lot of you guys are. Really sleep deprived. Feel better now. And tons of Good Luck to everyone 🙂

    • Faizee_libra
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      I am having exact same feelings and totally freaked out… my mock scores not going beyond 50s %. Only hope is I will be out of this cruel study phase in few days!!! keep it going all…

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