Those of you that's followed me for a while probably know that in addition to being an Antropologie-holic, an aspiring photographer, I'm also an accountant. I graduated college with an accounting degree and have since remained in that field. I know there's this stereotype out there, of an accountant and how nerdy or anal they are. I am a little nerdy, but I'm not your typical accountant. I love working in teams, I love strategizing and I'm social. That's why when I landed at the public accounting firms, I thought I could actually do this accounting thing for a long time. In the accounting firms, we worked in teams to fulfill our client's needs. The work was often projects, lasted about two months or so, and we worked hard in small groups. But that soon ended when November of 2009 rolled around and I was laid off from my position.
I spent the next three months endlessly hunting for another job. I've never been fired or laid off from a job before and I am one of those people that can't recognize failure, so being part of a workforce reduction was a bit of a blow for my ego. I've since come to terms with it and accepted that the decision to lay me off was not due to my work quality. And my managers and partners at my previous firm have actually told me themselves after I was let go. One senior manager even asked me to return. Then in February of 2010, my current company gave me an opportunity when I most needed it. They gave me a job.
I soon came to realize, though, that the golf industry and the hospitality business was not one I wanted to stay in for a long time. The work itself was not challenging, and my office environment was so small and political, it just wasn't healthy. So folks, to make a long story short, I've found a new opportunity. I'd love to sit here and tell you guys that I've taken photography full time, but I can't quite yet. :) Instead, I'll tell you that the new opportunity I found is something I'm pretty excited for. It's still in the accounting field, but it's in a much exciting industry...a much younger industry. The expectation is that I'll be working longer hours, but I really don't mind doing that as long as I enjoy the company and people I work with. My first day with the new company is April 25th and I'm super excited. I feel like I'm finally at a place in my career where I'm fitting perfectly, and can enjoy it.
With this new opportunity and with the new photography business, the hubby and I are staying quite busy. Don't worry, we haven't stopped appreciating the little things in life...and we definitely value the small amount of free time we do have with one another. But the thing is, photography is something we both love and we both wouldn't do it if the other person wasn't there. I foresee our schedules to be extremely busy with the upcoming wedding season and you readers will see some great posts. But for those that I follow, you'll probably see less commenting from me. Rest assured that I'm still reading and keeping up on my google reader.
For those that take the time out to leave a comment on my blog, I thank you so much and look forward to you guys stopping by every time I have a new post. And for those silent, but supportive followers, I ADORE you guys for sticking around. There will be a lot more fun things coming up. Thank you for all of your support!