A while back, there was an Aweb Any Answers post about what accounting adds to society. I can't remember who started the thread, but just recall the posting.
Today (at the age of 44 for a few more weeks) a friend and I ran our first half marathon. I managed to get some sponsorship for the charity of which I am a trustee - so I was quite pleased about that.
Now, we were classic 'last to be picked' types at school sports.
I am stiffening up now, and don't know how driving will go tomorrow - but still feel chuffed today.
I really recommend taking on a challenge that takes you out of your comfort zone - especially if you can shoe horn it in to what is probably a busy, but maybe sometimes a bit humdrum, life.
You won't regret it.
Accounting degree, CIMA qualified. Added ATT in recent years. Working in the SME sector as FC/FD. Previously worked for UK subsidiaries of Canadian and Chinese parents. (different jobs...)