Almost two years ago, I signed up for the Canadian Securities Course while employed at a bank. But I never cracked open the textbook. I figured I had lots of time. I even renewed it last year for a 12 month extension, figuring it would be helpful in a future journalism career.
Now the clock has almost run out, and I have 7 weeks left until my course expires and I lose $1100 in fees.
This course is still really important to me, as I intend on becoming a business journalist.
So! For the next 7 weeks, I plan on studying at least 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. This will essentially become my new full-time job.
As extra incentive, I have already booked my first exam for May 30, at 2 pm.
If I fail, at least I will have tried my hardest, and I have done it in a way that is public and relatable.
Some people blog about going on diets or trying new exercise routines, like P90X or Crossfit. Me, I’m going to fill my brain full of information about securities, despite majoring in English.
Wish me luck.