Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Change of Career Anyone?

Okay, first of all, let me apologize for not posting anything for over a month now (oh heck, I didn't realize that my last post was like Dec. 6 or something, I really, really am sorry). 

Secondly, I've been meaning to write this for quite some time now but I hesitated because, well, basically, I don't think this is the right venue for it. But then, I realized what I will write could have an impact (I wish) to somebody reading this post. So here goes.

I've been actually thinking of a change in career. Like a total change of career, not just moving from audit to accounting and vice - versa. I don't want to post here what kind of career I'm thinking of shifting to but, rest assured, it is totally different from accounting. I don't know why but the excitement and the fun I used to have in this job are...well, not just there anymore. 

Yes, yes, I know, this job is a lucrative one (if you're the owner, of course). I get to meet a lot of people, rich businessmen, heck even politicians. I get to handle different businesses and different industries. It's full of challenges, full of surprises and full of knowledge updates. But, on the other hand, it is also full of difficult clients, difficult employees, deadlines, overtime, etc., etc. 

I know, I know, a change of career can be a scary prospect. I mean I have to study (again!) for this change (though I don’t think I will need another 4 to 5 years for this one). I have to take a cut from my current income (which is something my partner keeps on emphasizing) and I will probably hear some crap and whining from old clients, colleagues, family and friends. But after almost 15 years in accounting and half of that spent being restless and unsure of my choices, well, I feel like I’m being pulled more and more in this other direction.

Oh, and no, writing online is not that career change I’m talking about. Writing both in this site and in the other sites has been more of a pleasure than an income – generating endeavor. I just wish I could write more (another reason why I want a shift in career); something that I feel will be difficult what with the busy tax season coming in (aaarrggghhh!).

Hmmmm, I just wish you won’t think – what the heck is she talking about!???? I’m pretty sure a lot of accountants out there (not only those who are reading this) had contemplated, at one point or another, shifting to another career. I mean, come on, admit it, haven’t you also thought about this?