I feel like two different people - I have a creative side fighting with a very analytical corporate side of my personality. This becomes a fight because there are very few careers that meld those two things together.
Last week I discussed one of the ways I could express my creativity with a career move. My next option is quite a bit more practical. I am considering being an accountant. I have just finished up my first year in an evening MBA program and the first semester was all about Accounting (financial and managerial.) I really enjoyed the challenge and working with numbers which was a surprise for me. I haven't had this much fun in a math class since AP Calculus in high school. (Yes I was a total nerd in high school - I was also the layout editor of the yearbook and the lighting person in stage crew to round out my nerdiness.)
Pros of accounting: I think the work could be fun and interesting. I would learn more about financial statements, taxes, and how this information effects stock prices. I would be able to see through all the fine print - like an investigator flushing out all the details of a new case. I would clearly be a hit at all the parties. I love the accounting jokes on Parks and Recreation.
Cons: Lose the flexibility I have in my job today. I would have to wake up - get dressed - commute to work at an office and be stuck their until the end of the day, every day. I have been very lucky to work from home since 2009 and I am grateful for the flexibility that comes with a home office.
While I ended my last post with the decision NOT to open an Etsy shop; being an accountant is still on the table for me. What would you do? Would you ever consider a career in Accounting?