The interesting thing about starting a blog again is deciding if I should post some of my old posts or just start fresh. On the one hand it would give me a bit of content right off the bat, however it is pretty old. I am leaning more towards just posting consistently so that it is current and relevant.
On that note, I began my Accounting class for my MBA today. It is a refresher course so it doesn’t really focus on depth (then again neither did my undergraduate course either). The only down side is that because National University does a class a month format, it goes by fairly quickly. I will be taking this class and a Finance Class during the month as well.
I had some technical difficulties while trying to log into my class, it seems that Safari doesn’t play nicely with Java. I’m working on resolving the problem but have yet to figure why it isn’t working properly. I am excited to finally get started. It’s been a little while since I have had to worry about debits and credits or balance sheets and income statements. I am grateful that I have had accounting before otherwise it would be a lot more confusing.
If you couldn’t tell by now I am a fan of education, I really enjoy learning and accomplishing goals. One of my goals is to get as much education as possible. I know there are naysayers out there that will say that you can learn anywhere, and this is true, however, learning something and having a degree to show for it is important as well. As long as I remember that classroom learning isn’t the only way of learning and that application of knowledge is as important as the theories taught, then I will continue to learn throughout my life time. I think one of the things that sets me apart is that I do not see education as a means to an end, but a journey to be enjoyed. Many people I know cannot stand school, to them it is painful and difficult. They avoid it at all costs. They hate the teachers, tests, and homework. To them it is sheer agony to go school. I’m very different from most in that regard, I love it and if there was a way that I could attend school and get paid for it, I would do it in a heartbeat!
I know that I will have to work to pay off my student loans, but you know what I will love that too. I find that doing a job and doing it well is reward enough, the money is just the icing on the cake. I find value in accomplishing something, even if the intended reward is less than what I hoped. I recently had the opportunity to do some work that was definitely not my forte. It was really difficult for me, but because I did my best, everything worked out. I made some mistakes but overall I did very well. Now I’m not going to be making a career change anytime soon, but I learned a lot about myself. I learned that if I am persistent, pay attention to detail, and patient, I can do a lot. There are too many people these days that feel like if something doesn’t happen quickly that it isn’t worth their time. The advent of the internet and almost instant communication has caused a “I want it now” attitude among many. The best things in life are the things for which you have to work. There is no better feeling than accomplishing something difficult.