Written By Guest Blogger Amy W.
Last Monday, as I worked slowly through the Partnership material, I received an email from the woman I worked for last tax season. I admit that I do occasionally answer emails while I am studying. It provides a short but welcome break for my overtaxed (no pun intended) brain. She wanted to meet me for lunch to discuss some ideas. We set up a lunch date for Thursday.
We met and spent some time catching up before getting down to business. Her idea was that she would like me to do some bookkeeping work for a few of her clients. She mentioned a pay rate that was attractive. Frankly, since I probably won’t earn any money between now and next tax season, almost anything sounds attractive. The drawback, of course, is that it will take away time from studying for Part 2 of the EA Exam. I hesitated, wanting to help her, wanting a little cash for the summer, but afraid of committing to another demand on my time. Then I remembered how many of my fellow Gleim bloggers are working full-time jobs, going to school, raising kids and STILL managing to study. And what this woman was proposing was just a little part-time QuickBooks action, which is nothing compared to holding down a job or going to school.
So, inspired by all of you, I took a deep breath, told my fears to take a hike, and accepted her offer. Then I came home and redoubled my efforts to maser the taxation of Partnerships. It is interesting to note that life comes and finds us, even when we are determined to hide in our studies, hunched over our laptops!