Switching From Accounting

Okay, so I’ve been having a big think about what I could do if I were to change my career, and I think I’ve finally settled on something I like. If I decide to stop being an accountant, I’m going to go to the Supervillain Training Academy and become a scientist. Now, I know what you’re thinking. A scientist? It seems like everybody is a scientist these days. Frankly, though, I don’t care. I love the thought of being a  scientist who tries to take over the world. The alternative is that I stay on this path in life and become something like an outsourced CFO. I know that works for my dad, but I really think it’s just not for me. I can be more in this life. I can be an evil scientist. I’m going to be an evil scientist. There’s nothing you can do to stop me!

When I think about the idea of having a nemesis—some goody-two-shoes superhero—I get really excited. How awesome would it be to have epic battles that are constantly appearing on the news? He would win some, I would almost win others. We’d have a great rivalry and ultimately really respect each other deep down. Doesn’t that sound cool? Cooler than being a small business tax accountant in the Melbourne area, at least. 

Don’t get me wrong, I love doing taxes as much as the next person. I love managing payroll systems and making sure that my coworkers get paid. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. But deep inside, I know that I would be happier as a scientist. I think I just have to be true to myself and go for it, even if others think I’ll be ruining my life. If I end up behind bars for a scheme, at least I will have lived my free years to the fullest.