When people ask me what I do for a living, the majority of people give me a look of sympathy and some even get a look of disgust on their face. I’m going to tell you a secret though….I LOVE BOOKKEEPING!!
I have always had an affinity for numbers right from a young age. In high school, I loved algebra and calculus. I didn’t enjoy geometry or statistics quite as much, but give me complicated equations to work out and I was a happy girl. I think my interest in bookkeeping actually started when one of my older sisters took an accounting course in high school and I watched her do some of her homework. I took that course myself and I was hooked. It was my first proper introduction to the world of bookkeeping and I learned about the very basics that I talked about in The Basics of Bookkeeping: Lesson 1.
I didn’t actually take any further accounting courses until my second year of university. I then moved to the local college and excelled at all of the courses I needed to take. I graduated with a Business Administration Accounting degree- I was qualified to do bookkeeping.
Strangely though I didn’t do any bookkeeping until I moved to the UK in 2003, when I did a home learning course to brush up on my skills.
Bookkeeping is all about numbers and numbers can tell a story. When all of the receipts, invoices and all of the other financial information is entered into a set of accounts properly, you get a story about your business. Just like an author, a bookkeeper writes story, but in numbers
So there is my secret – I LOVE NUMBERS & BOOKKEEPING. I am doing exactly what I love.