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Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Very Big Decision

I am at a crossroads
I am nearing the end of my Bachelor of Science in Accounting with the University of Phoenix.  Once I finish the class I am currently in I will have three classes to go.  Wunder Hubby and I have been rockin’ the online school since 2008 and are honestly very ready to be done.  I work for the best accounting firm in North East Kansas, (BT&Co.) and it seems I have everything lined up quite nicely.  There is only one problem; I don’t want to be an accountant. 
Don’t get me wrong, I love accountants!  I hang out with them all day and I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else.  When I started school, I did so with the hopes of staying at BT&Co. for the long term.  But now that it is time to get down to it, I am terrified.  I understand the concepts of accounting, how important the GAAP, SOX and so on are.  I know my ratios and I have a good grasp of audit procedure.  But I am not an accountant.  It’s not in my makeup. 
In my time at BT&Co., I have been given many marketing assignments and projects.  I LOVE that stuff.  They have since placed me on the firms Marketing Committee and I feel I come alive every time we discuss plans to market the firm.  My boss even asked in my last evaluation if I had considered a degree in marketing.  I had. 
The only thing keeping me from switching gears from accounting to marketing was the concern that I was letting down Wunder Hubby.  We have invested so much time and so much debt into the schooling we have taken on and it almost feels like I am throwing it all away.  I don’t want to let him down. 
Today he and I had a talk and I explained the situation I am in.  At first he was disappointed but the more we talked the more he began to see how strongly I feel about this.  I am certain, I am positive, I have no doubts at all, and I will be great at marketing.  He has agreed to support me in this endeavor and now I must get the ball rolling on enrollment. 
Thank you Wunder Hubby for supporting me in this, I couldn’t do it without you.  And thank you to all of my family and friends that have encouraged me to follow my dreams and go where my heart is pulling me.   I hope to do great things not only for my family, but also for the firm that feels like home. 
Thank you everyone!  WOO HOO!!!!


  1. No question about it. You'll be a rockstar in Marketing. And it shouldn't be that big of a switch for you. Have you thought about finishing the classes and working as an accountant while you get the bachelor in marketing? That way you'd get experience and have something to fall back on in case it takes a while to get into the marketing job. I know you'd be awesome but sometimes it can take a while (freaking economy). Just a thought. I'm with you 100%. Half way through your blog I was like, duh. Of course you'd be wonderful at that and how fun. :) Love you