Hi all. In need of some Monday motivation and postivity. So I'm currently working in an accountancy practise full time and studying towards my accountancy exams and I feel totally drained. So much so that I really feel like I don't want to be doing it any more. I have literally no life or time for myself and constantly feeling shattered! I feel helpless and don't know what do to. I've considered options such as part time accountancy or self employment in accountancy but that feels like a scary option. I just want my life back ๐Ÿ˜ข

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Elena Gontarz
almost 4 years

Please do! More than happy to help! Xxx

Jenny Quinn
almost 4 years

Would I be able to message you for advice if needed? Xx

Jenny Quinn
almost 4 years

Please don't be sorry that's really good advice. Thank you so much :) it really means a lot to me xxx

Elena Gontarz
almost 4 years

Sorry I don't mean to patronise with my stories. Just hope this is helpful. Sometimes I am "over sharing" ๐Ÿ˜œ

Elena Gontarz
almost 4 years

Well I haven't qualified yet - waiting for the results on the last exam. But overall I have been doing it for almost 8 years. Had a break whilst my son was a baby for a couple years. When we were trying for a baby I thought by the time I fall pregnant I will finish studies. But everything happened quickly so I ended up sitting exams whilst pregnant. And that was tough as your brain is never the same and all you can think of is your baby. Hence I am thinking you are very brave in going through Ivf and studies at the same time. That's quite a challenge. Although my attitude is that there is nothing impossible if you put your mind to it ๐Ÿ˜ƒ it is a matter of programming your brain that it's gotta be done now and go through it. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป well that's my "trick". I always tell myself, just this little effort and then I will be free ๐Ÿ˜„ I am never completely free, but this is how I see achieving your life goals little by little. And I believe you can do it too. My husband suffered too with me alienating him as I felt I was doing everything until I realised he cannot try to help me on his own unless I want to help myself. Hence now we try to spend at least 30mins every evening talking. Mind you sometimes I make myself do it as I feel knackered, but feel so much better for it afterwards. So maybe that might help you? And of course the gym - that is my saving grace from insanity. Endorphin release after a training session is priceless ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Jenny Quinn
almost 4 years

Hi @Elena Gontarz thank you for your message. This really helped me today as I've had a really bad week. I've totally shut my husband out because I feel so much stress but it's comforting to know there's other people who have done it and cone out successfully :)
I'm trying for a baby too so it all takes its toll. We are actually having Ivf so that's another stress
Ultimately I want to set up on my own one day so I keep plugging away. How long did it take you to qualify xxx

Elena Gontarz
almost 4 years

Hi Jenny. Hope you don't mind me sticking my 3 pence here as well. I am an accountant myself. I am a full time mom to a 3 year old. I work full time and have my own little practice at home too running part time. I am also studying and have just done my last exam ... For the 3rd time ๐Ÿ˜œ It is indeed crazy and difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel and I do too want to give up sometimes. But as everyone said here think of the rewards. You will rip them for much longer than it took you to pass those exams. However in the meantime don't forget to relax. It is so easy to run yourself into the ground and then start self loathing for non achieving your target because you are so tired. Always take a few hours to yourself or to be with loved ones. Well. That's how I try to manage my life/family/work and Knowing that once I am done I will spend soooooo much more time on everything and everyone else. Sorry for the long post but just I can do relate to what you say! Good luck and we are here to support you!!! Xxx P.S. A little more patience and you will get there!!!! You can do it!!! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Jenny Quinn
almost 4 years

Thank you @Madeleine Shaw I hope it will all be worth it xx

Madeleine Shaw
almost 4 years

In agreement with the other ladies! It won't last forever and just think about the rewards you'll get at the end of your exams! Every cloud has a silver lining, try and take a moment to yourself if you're ever feeling super stressed to re-gather your thoughts. I always do this and it helps me look at things from a new perspective xx

Jenny Quinn
almost 4 years

Thank you. At the moment I have turned into a total recluse. I never see anyone anymore. So I think I will try and get out. Thank you xx

veece123
almost 4 years

I second what Becky says. They won't last forever and then you'll probably feel differently about it. I find some time off (even if it's just half a day) getting into nature and walking helps me get some perspective, or time with good friends that lift you up. Even if it seems like a chore to get out and you're tired it usually makes you eel better afterwards.

Jenny Quinn
almost 4 years

Thank you Becky ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

becky30
almost 4 years

Daily reminder that you a f&);&@g princess! Scary options look into them! You never know. Work isn't everything, having a happy life is by far more important. Just remember the exams won't last forever. Once you have smashed them then maybe think about exactly what you want from life.