Is this it for the next 20 years?

Is this it?

Is this what the next 20 or 25 years could look like?

I never really planned to become an accountant.

It just seemed to tick many of my boxes at the time.

I was in my final year of university when I learned about auditing and that it could be a great route to get some valuable professional training.

I was looking for a few things:

  • A professional career
  • A foot in the door to business
  • Opportunities to learn and grow
  • Financial security – something I hadn’t had much of
  • Something that women can do alongside raising children

And people will always need accountants, right?

So, I joined an audit firm and became an accountant – duly passing my exams and fulfilling all the training needs.

And this path served me well for much longer than I ever expected.

Roll on 20 years and I was still an accountant.

All my initial drivers and expectations had been more than satisfied, but in the process they’d become less important to me over time.

I essentially woke up.

I estimated that I was approximately half-way through my working life. Did I really want to do this for the next 20 or 25 years?

I knew I did not.

As much as I didn’t dislike anything about my situation, I wasn’t passionate about it either.

My focus had changed. I’d become much more interested in people than in numbers.

It’s OK. Our priorities may change over time and our careers can too.

Being in alignment with ourselves is critical.

Never feel stuck in a situation that is no longer serving you.

If you could benefit from a chat about your career options, please get in touch for a no-strings career discussion.

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