Yikes. Radio silence on the blog for a week. That was totally planned, guys. (I'm totally lying, guys.) The thing is, the past week has been hugely loaded with activity and change and Major Life Events--the caps are merited.
I've mentioned a couple times that I work for a Big 4 accounting firm as an audit senior, and gone into brief detail on what that job has entailed. What I've failed to mention thus far is that one of the major reasons I started this blog is that I was planning to quit my job at said Big 4 accounting firm…and I did so, officially, last Wednesday.
I've accepted a great position as a senior financial consultant for a well-known national/international insurance company, based in the Twin Cities, and I could not be more excited about the change--which is really saying something, given my feelings towards accounting/my career thus far. For the sake of preserving my professional anonymity, I'll forbear from sharing too many details, but it's sufficient to say it is a hugely positive move and a major step in the right direction toward finding work-life balance and career satisfaction in my chosen field.
Since I put my two-weeks' notice in (on Halloween…talk about scary, haha!), it's been a wild ride of colleague drama, racing to wrap up as much as possible, fighting apathy, and saying bittersweet goodbyes. Thankfully, last Wednesday (my last official day with the Firm) was short, sweet, and drama-free. I turned in my laptop and personal effects, and my parents and I immediately hopped in the car for a fantastic road trip to see my siblings in Ohio! The weekend was amazing--more to follow shortly, but it's really early and I haven't had my coffee yet.
As for the present, I have two more weeks of "funemployment" to enjoy before starting with my new company. The plan is to work out like a fiend, decorate for Christmas, get organized, and spend lots of quality time with friends, family, and my nearest shopping mall ;) Tis the season, after all!
Stay tuned for updates, campers--I promise it'll be good. Happy Tuesday!