Friday, August 3, 2012

BIG News!!!

It is with very mixed emotions that I announce this week was my last week working in "The Big 4" and I am MOVING!  Unless you are familiar with the accounting world or know somebody who is, "Big 4" really doesn't mean anything to you, but if you are knowledgeable of the accounting field, then you are well aware that Big 4 is a demanding, vigorous and rewarding place to work.  You endure stress, sweat, tears, and joy while struggling to also find your own work/life balance.

I started my career in Big 4 two years ago when I was fresh out of grad school. I came in with tons of ambition and really took the job on 110%. I have to admit that I have enjoyed the past two years thanks to my amazing co-workers even through all the headaches and stress, my co-workers made working in Big 4 that much better. I have truly enjoyed the company of my co-workers over the past two years, so much so that there were tears of sadness shed as I told my goodbyes... I truly have come to care for and admire all of my amazing co-workers, through all of the stress and long hours, my co-workers are the reason that I was able to make it through with my sanity intact. I wanted to make sure that with my departure, I was able to show my friends and co-workers just how much I appreciated them for being awesome! So I made them cake pops, LOTS of cake pops!! :) :)

The reason for my departure is very individualized and personal and I hope that my friends left behind will remain friends and can survive the struggle without my presence.  The boyfriend and I have been long distance ever since graduation when he stayed in the capital city Austin, TX and I moved back to our hometown Houston.  Two years of long distance has really taught us more about each other and in many ways we are now stronger because of the distance.  However, two years of long distances is plenty for me.  Although I wanted to be back in Austin, I was not willing to leave my family and friends to move back unless I was able to land an awesome job. I recognize that working in the Big 4 has taught me so much and staying would only further increase my knowledge so I was not going to settle for just any ole accounting job.  Lucky for me, the stars aligned and I was able to land an amazing job opportunity at a large technology company in Austin working in their tax department.  And so here we are... just moved in with the boyfriend and starting my new and EXCITING job Monday! Great things are happening :)

And a new journey in life begins! Super pumped!

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