Post by Dan Asbaty:
This week marks the start of spring, which means as accountants, we are absolutely in the thick of things. Thus far, the weather has been unseasonably warm and that “Springtime itch” to get outside has been acting up far too much as of late. Over the past few days, the most trying task has not been a workpaper, tax return, depreciation schedule, or client deadline… it has been fighting the urge to forget about all of our responsibilities and enjoy the unbelievable weather that we’re experiencing.
Typically this time of year is filled with the excitement of March Madness, milder temperatures, and more hours of sunlight. However, I am finding that all of these things make a first-year accountant’s life and job that much more challenging. Everywhere I look people have been enjoying and celebrating the end of winter and beginning of spring. Whether via Facebook posts, text, Twitter feeds, or even an old fashioned phone call, I have been constantly reminded of just how great it feels to enjoy the outdoors in early spring. With all of that in mind I began to get a little restless and turned to my co-workers for advice.
In speaking with a few individuals I began to realize that they all felt the exact same way. Each and every person, most of whom have been through busy season numerous times, could relate to how I felt and really shared my yearning to get outside and capitalize on the gorgeous conditions. In speaking with my office mates, who have quickly become my very close friends, I took solace in knowing that I was not the only one “missing out”- Of course, we all wanted to blow off our burdensome schedules and bask in the delight of a beautiful spring day, but instead, we stayed… committed to our work, our profession, our clients, and each other. Somehow, that conversation left a smile on my face. In just a short discussion I had gone from looking outside with an insatiable desire, to feeling happy working at the office with my friends, knowing that deep down we all felt the same way.