Hi everyone – For me, accounting was something I fell into after college, not my life’s goal. I was great at math, and didn’t really know what else to do. It was 1983 when I finished college and moved home to a grey and sleepy Seattle. I grew up there watching Monty Python sketches where the Chartered Accountant wanted to be a lion tamer, do you know that sketch? It spelled out the sort of shame of being an accountant, so boring. Growing up in Seattle I got the message that I should be a writer, an artist, a musician, but those things did not come easily. Instead I picked a stable career in a creative industry, and for years that felt like it wasn’t enough. Those years have gone by and I’m very happy in what I’m doing now though, I love this specific specialty in accounting. I could not be happier with my employees and my clients, what a fun, caring, interesting and smart group of people. Also I appreciate that I keep a roof over our heads, and I can send my kids to college without too much help from my mom…BUT! I always keep an eye out for another career someday, maybe as a writer, or peer counselor, or something less “left-brain.” Today I listened to Storycorps on NPR and it really made me laugh and appreciate life and it’s opportunities, challenges, responsibilities. There is life after accounting – give it a listen if you can: http://storycorps.org/listen/len-berk-and-joshua-gubitz-150605/
I don’t know how to enable comments on this post (need to ask my partner), but if you want my email address it’s firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Friday!
Please be sure to enjoy the weekend, I’m going to.