Friday, January 20, 2012

accountant by day...

There's one thing I don't talk about a whole lot on this blog... my day-job.

Mainly because I'm an accountant... and let's be honest... there aren't many people out there dying to read about general ledgers and payables and receivables. And the last time I checked, accounting blogs aren't exactly winning the popularity polls in the blogosphere.

But yes. I am an accountant. An accountant by day... and a photographer/scrapbooker by night (well, and weekends). Somehow both sides of my brain have learned how to work peacefully together. The left side of my brain works hard during the day... crunching numbers and analyzing spreadsheets... while the right side of my brain takes over at night... cutting scraps of paper and editing photos.

It works for me. There is this super weird side of me that enjoys the spreadsheets and numbers (I guess that's just the making of a true accountant). I am thankful that I pushed through and finished my accounting degree and MBA all those years ago, even on the many days I felt like quitting. And I am so, so thankful for my job. My current job has provided me with experiences and training that I never imagined possible at a "desk job."

So, there you have it... that's my 9 to 5 (well, actually it's 8 to 5)... I can be found working on reconciliations and balance sheets... at least when I'm not daydreaming of my next craft project;)

8 comments:

Jaimie said...

Good for you! I like being organized and figuring out money and budgets...but I HATE MATH. This is one good reason why I want to be a writer. :)

Shari said...

So funny that we are both accountants, and yet creative in our own ways. Interesting how those things work. :) Happy Friday friend!

Kelly said...

hey whatever pays the bills right?! and I bet you get a boatload back on your taxes...I have my hats off to accountants because that is a job I couldn't ever do because I am terrible with numbers....unless it's figuring out how much off on the sale rack...good for you! and great that you embrace both sides of your brain like that!

Lil Mys Ninja said...

I wanted to be an accountant...for about 3 seconds. I loved accounting in college and made As in my first two accounting classes, then I took Managerial accounting and changed my mind. :)
I don't know how you do it, especially during tax season!

I have an award for you on my blog :)

http://partygurle.blogspot.com/2012/01/versatile-blogger-award.html

Danielle said...

Me too! Not so glamorous but someone has to do it (:

Jamie said...

You make a true accountant! I admire you for loving your profession. It’s a tough job, but I’m sure it’s easy for you, considering how much devotion you have for your work. Well, keep on capturing good photos and creating good art for your scrapbook. That’s a good and stress-free hobby when you’re not that busy being a passionate accountant. :D

Jamie Shellman

Jeanie Yearsley said...

“And the last time I checked, accounting blogs aren't exactly winning the popularity polls in the blogosphere.” – Hmm. I have to disagree with this. Personally, my friends and I are very interested in blogs about numbers and accounting. As a matter of fact, we love accountants (mostly for their intellectual capability and flexibility)! The job is serious and it is very impressive as to how you guys balance your job with your social life, and how you accomplish your tasks in great detail.

Jeanie Yearsley

Wystan Dale said...

Its great for you to be doing something that you like both day and night. Its not easy loving your job as an accountant, but a job can be challenging especially when handling other people’s money. It would be a challenge if your client is in debt, but it would be rewarding once you have cleared him out of the debt. I am sure the person would be super thankful for you, and would be really grateful. Keep up the good work, and stay creative. Also don’t forget, nothing is stopping you from going forward. Develop your creative skills and who knows you could open your own photo booth business in the future.

Wystan Dale