A brilliant piece of news that I received on my birthday of all days, was that ACCA had approved my application and my practising certificate is on the way! I've only applied for a part time certificate as I thought I'd give myself time to see how it goes and it seems easy enough to transfer to a full certificate. Also, with my new job starting I need to factor in how I'm going to juggle both and whether I still want to do both. For now as my new job is only a few hours a month, it shouldn't be a problem so I'll just have to see how it goes. Plus this month I've got a couple of tax returns to finish, the usual suspects, my aunt and my cousin. I swear next time I'm going to get them all done by July. Or at least start hassling them from July!
So today I'm on my way to London for a training day although I think by the time I've posted this I will have finished so I might even be able to say how it went. I love being on the tube. It,s so fast and it brings back memories of living in London. I've made new years resolution as I always do and one of them for this year is to plan my year for tax and accounting deadlines, family weddings and other family commitments (including our holiday to Disney land in Florida!) and then try and plan my practice work around it so that I'm not always rushing around and panicking at the last minute. And I'm going to say no to more things if I haven't got time. A small car accident (scratch on the bodywork and a flat tyre) last year made me realise I need to slow down, even if I don't do anything else.
Btw, the training day went well. The staff seem really friendly and I am looking forward to starting work with some actual people! Even though I'm working from home, there are still ways I will be able to communicate with them, like through skype and emails which have already started.
Attempting to be an amazing accountant and an amazing mum, somehow combine the two and meet somewhere in the middle but currently failing at both. Hoping that in a few years I will have found something I enjoy doing or found some sort of work life balance and will be in a less stressed out place but until then, or as I get there, I think I...