What have I gotten myself into?

business accounting

Gosh I wish I had the freedom all my friends have. They can do whatever they want with their lives, they can be a painter, a musician, a philosopher, a lawyer, their parents don’t care. Their parents support their dreams, no matter how high they aim. They’re allowed to take all the electives they want as long as they have a good time and enjoy themselves while they’re doing it. Their parents don’t force them to study for hours when they get home from school.

I know I’m painting this in a pretty bad light right now, but you have to understand just how sick of it I am. I get that my parents are coming from a good place and just want me to have a stable, dependable job, but the truth is I just don’t want to be an accountant. They know two of the best business tax accountants in Melbourne. My parents are pretty good at their job but are far from the best in Melbourne. Growing up it was always expected that I would follow in their footsteps. Even as a little kid, when a teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said I wanted to be an accountant, just like my mum and dad. You can imagine the look on the teacher’s face.

It wasn’t until I started doing accounting subjects this year that I realised I was doomed. I have zero aptitude for this stupid subject whatsoever. I just don’t get it. It goes in one ear and out the other, and my marks reflect that. The thing is, I was so excited about starting accounting at the beginning of the year that I told everyone I know – I can’t back out now or they’ll think I’m stupid. I understand that doing business accounting in Melbourne can be rewarding and fulfilling, I just don’t think it’s ever going to rewarding or fulfilling for me.