I just had a meeting with my absolute favourite client of ours. I do her accounts and tax every year for the last three years. She’s one of those wonderful clients that you enjoy have meetings with, emailing back with queries and talking to on the phone.
She’s a successful career woman with a husband and young son. She doesn’t come bolting in like she knows everything about tax. Like some clients. Why the hell do they come and see us if they know it all?? We all ask ourselves this.. but will never have an answer.
She often emails me throughout the year with queries regarding her accounts, tax or anything financial that she feels I could answer.
I love that she respects me, as I am only 23 and here she is trusting me with her financial information and her tax information.
Well I lie, I actually have quite a few wonderful clients who trust everything I say and tell them. It’s a wonderful feeling that I can help them and enjoy a good laugh with them either on the phone or in a meeting. It definitely makes me enjoy the career I have decided upon.
I mentioned to my client today while in the meeting that I was planning to head off to the UK next year. She, herself, is Irish (amazing accent!) and happens to have a very good friend living and working as a recruitment agent (in corporate work) in London. She has now offered to give me the details of her friend so I can get in touch with her to ask about work available for when I go.
Isn’t it amazing the contacts you meet? I feel very confident about getting a job in the UK now, I was a bit hesitant before thinking it might be difficult. It’s true what they say about making good contacts and always being pleasant to people you meet. You never know how they may help you in the future.
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I’m 23, a University student, in New Zealand, in a happy and loving relationship, close with my sisters, have good groups of friends at University, from High School and through other leisure/social activities. Life should be wonderful and so easy. No, sadly that’s very far from the truth.
People always say “oh student life is so easy, best time of your life”. Sure I love being a student and love that I will come out with a degree. But it’s not easy. I don’t party every weekend. That’s how it should be, but somehow hasn’t turned out that way. I’m too poor and always seem to be on a deadline for an assignment or test.
Money stress is the worst thing ever. It’s holidays for me at the moment. Normally I would work full time and try and make some money. But this year, my third year at Uni, has proven to difficult to work full time as well as complete the two assignments due at the end of April and study for the two tests I’m going to sit next week.
I got paid today, but I’m already poor. I’ve already worked out all my costs that need to come out and I’m basically left with nothing. It’s also Rob’s birthday next month. He told me not to worry; after I came home tonight a bit sour and burst into tears at the depressing level of it all, but I can’t forget his birthday! I’ve got two things in mind I want to get him and I want to take him out for dinner. So somehow I’m going to have to work out how I can achieve it all. I seriously need to type up a budget for the next three months. Just to get through until June when we have a mid-semester break.
My first and second years of Uni were cruisey, I barely did any work at home and still passed OK. This year is tough, I know I need to put in a lot of work to pass it.
I know this sounds a bit whiny. But it’s my blog, it’s what my blog is here for. I’m sure there’s others out there like me. Just wanted to share.
And if anyone knows the winning numbers to the lotto draw for this Saturday, please leave me a comment with them enclosed.
After driving home tonight from club night (everyone turns up to the tennis club and has a social game), I decided a few things that I need to change about my lifestyle.
For example I’m going to play tennis at club night every other Wednesday night when I am not playing inter club with my team. It’s great fitness and great fun! The club captain also mentioned that I should play through the winter too. She said as long as it’s not raining it’s a lovely night and a bit cooler, which would be nicer to play in.
I’m also going to put more effort into my Uni work. I need this year to be a complete success so I can plan my trip to the UK and Europe the following year.
So this year’s plans are more exercise and more study. It’s not impossible. I just need to spend less time watching trashy TV and browsing the internet for hours achieving nothing.
Study and tennis – bring it on!
Life is definitely full-on at the moment. I feel like I’m always running to get somewhere, always due to be somewhere at a certain time. I feel like I’m putting in 110% on everything I do, everyday!
In richness in life, I’d be a millionaire. I have no complaints, it’s great to be busy – I just can’t believe my life is this busy, when I don’t even have children to blame it on!
This morning I was struggling to my car with textbooks and ringbinders for Uni, my handbag, my lunch for when I get to work, my tennis gear for my game after work and of course still feeling hot after my shower after the gym. I never remember having to bring this much stuff with me, I’m just glad I go to the gym before I get ready for my day. My sister drives to the Uni gym, therefore having to take all her gear for the day with her! That’d be too much for me.
I was always told life got harder and faster as you got older, I never believed it. I thought it was just old fuddy-duddy’s complaining. But I can’t believe two weeks has passed and I’m due for a tennis game again tonight, it flies!
I do have relaxing moments in my life though; my favourites are singing in the car, reading books and my favourite is lying in bed in the morning with Rob; after the alarm has gone off and we’re lying there, cuddling, listening to the radio, hearing Rob say ‘one more song, then we’ll get up’ over and over until we really do have to get up.
I have to mention that Rob scored 166 in his cricket game on the weekend, the highest score in his team ever! Well done babe!
I found this on Tara’s website. I love it, it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. We need more people in the world like this!