I’m totally going loca trying to juggle work, family and school. Work and family has always been crazy, but I didn’t know graduate school can be so much fun. I’ve enrolled myself a couple months ago, without my parents knowledge. I’m taking three subjects right now, namely: Public Policy, Urban Planning and Healthcare Financing & Budgeting. It’s just a few, but it’s a good start. You see, I am on a mission here. I need some sort of career advancement, as I feel it’s a bit sluggish. And getting that MPA (Public Administration) would be my ticket to promotion and get rid of that witch on the fourth floor. Hahahah!
Seriously, I’ve been feeling that Accounting is not my forte. Don’t get me wrong, I know it’s my daily bread and butter. It does pay the bills and puts food on the table. But I feel that it’s not my true calling. I don’t mind doing it, but I don’t enjoy it either. I could have taken MBA instead if I wanted to expand my horizons in Accounting. But I won’t be true to myself if I did that. People have told me that I have very good management skills. I’ve had patients and clients told me that quite a few times before, when they see me run the office in my boss’es absence. And there’s our Director, who said that co-workers has said very nice things about me and my work ethics. That fellow accountants wouldn’t mind if I take the lead role in our department. Hearing that was truly inspiring and heartwarming.
That was the extra boost I needed to make that life changing decision. So days before the open enrollement, I had my mind set on changing my major: I am going for the MPA (with Healthcare Administration Option) rather than the MBA program. I haven’t said a word to my parents about the changes I made. But I figured out that I need not question or defend the choice I made. Blessed my parents heart for all there love and support. But this is my life and I need to decide for myself. I had all the intentions of telling them, but I’d rather not spoil the holidays.
Accounting is not all that bad, and I’m not saying that I hate it. But if given a chance, wouldn’t you want to do the things that makes you happy? Ask yourself that question. We’re not talking about just money or a senior position or a title added after someones name. This about the remaining years of our lives, our passion and happiness. Which reminds me of something I red in a book before.“That real success is finding your lifework in the work you truly love.” With that said, I’m confident that I’m on the right track.