And one journey ends


Shared on Mon, 12/08/2014 - 16:17

September 2008 I started a journey to a new career.  I went back to school and took an accounting program at a community college.

When I completed the program in April 2011, I figured that I was pretty good at it and enjoyed so I enrolled in a commerce program starting in September 2011.  I graduated from that program in 2013.  In May 2013 I started working at an accounting firm, with the intent of pursuing a professional accounting designation.

On November 28 this year, I found out that I passed the last of the series of professional exams I had written back in September.  And with that, I am now about 5 months of professional experience away from earning my CPA.

I can't even begin to discribe how that feels, other than relief.  Saying that I feel a sense of accomplishment is an understatement.  I've never set myself to finish something that was so long nor required so much work in studying.  In a way, I feel as though I've wasted earlier parts of my life because I've now realized that I could have done this at any point in time.  Part of me wants to invent time travel for the sole purpose of going back and sucker punching my younger self and yelling "MAYBE TRY WORKING HARDER, JACKASS!"

But a bigger part of me just wants to keep going forward, realizing that all I have to do is work harder and I can do pretty much anything.  I've always had goals and dreams, but now I feel like I can actually achieve them.  And that feels great.


dreadKnights's picture
Submitted by dreadKnights on Mon, 12/08/2014 - 22:27

Awesome and Congrats!

NorthernPlato's picture
Submitted by NorthernPlato on Fri, 12/12/2014 - 17:20

Thank you!

CrypticCat's picture
Submitted by CrypticCat on Tue, 12/09/2014 - 04:03

Well done!

badmin's picture
Submitted by badmin on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:32

Fuck yes!

NorthernPlato's picture
Submitted by NorthernPlato on Fri, 12/12/2014 - 17:21

Right?!  Now work is already looking to ship me off; I may be spending a few weeks in New York if things work out.

CiaranORian's picture
Submitted by CiaranORian on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 05:14

Great story! Well done!

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Submitted by Megatron on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:25

probably the best post ive read all year, great job

this is caesar btw, if you remember me, we did a jump video years ago in h2 lol

Rock's picture
Submitted by Rock on Thu, 12/11/2014 - 07:36

Congrats and Good Job man...


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Submitted by NorthernPlato on Fri, 12/12/2014 - 17:21

Thanks Rock!  What're you playing these days?  Cuz it's not WoW  :P

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Submitted by GUL74 on Sat, 12/13/2014 - 03:17
congratulations man

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