|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!!!!