Ok, so serious question: What do you think of when you hear the word “accounting”? I’m sure your first thought is something along the lines of.. Boring AF.
It’s ok, I get it. I sort of feel the same way sometimes. I have encountered ALLOT of dry accountants in my day. As a matter of fact, if you google “boring accountant” you will see tons of articles just going on and on about how accountants are the most boring people on earth. There is even a Forbes article highlighting accountants who are loud and proud about their lame life. Idk about you, but I feel like we accountants need a bit more credit.
That brings me to the vision behind this blog… It all started in college when I needed to get a number of volunteer hours for my program. The accounting tutor lab needed help so I thought great, let’s do this. Fast forward a couple of months of hanging in the lab helping people their homework when this girl comes in. She is struggling with understanding the time value of money, which duh who doesn’t struggle with that. I tell her the easiest thing to just think of the end result as a real life goal that costs more cash than you currently have on hand. I asked what is something she always wanted and she, without a bit of hesitation replied, “plastic surgery”. I was pumped about her authentic reply. This chick was serious about learning TVM! We started by researching the average cost of a good plastic surgeon based on where she planned on living post grad, and then I went through every different TVM type by showing her all the different ways she could raise the money for her dream. By the end of our session she had a good enough understanding to do well on the exam. I’ll do a full post on this later, truly one of my proudest moments to date. (Note to self: remember her name and Facebook stalk her pics to see if said lifelong goal was reached.)
Fast forward a few years, I’m constantly having convos with my friends about accounting and career related topics. Many of them don’t even realize until I tell them. Sidenote: literally 99% of my friends are in not the accounting profession, and I’m fine with it. But seriously, I do make it a part of mainstream convos. I live and breathe the debit and credit life. #iaintsorry
Anyway, accounting is basically all about our real lives and it’s as glam as you make it. My lifelong goal is make the world find as much value and humor in the accounting profession as I do. Hahahaha kidding. Sort of. I’m just trying to give you a laugh and teach you a thing or two. Don’t worry this whole damn thing isn’t going to be about accounting. I plan on adding career development, lifestyle, and lots of positive vibes. I write like how I speak get ready for some abreivs and f words. It’s just who I am.
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