I’ve spent the last 15 years working in accounts payable. I was recently offered a management role. Call me naïve, but I never realized supervising the performance of others could be so stressful. Adding to that, I spent hours a day at my desk, hunched over my screen, staring at numbers all week, even staying overtime during the busy season.
Four years ago, my wife and I had our first child. To this day, that little rascal keeps us on our toes. And the next one is due to arrive in a few months.
About two years ago, I accidentally stumbled into doing some bookkeeping work as an enjoyable little side gig. A buddy started up his own craft brewing business and I wanted to make sure he did things properly. Word got around, and I ended up getting a few more clients out of it. It was nice having a bit of extra cash coming in. And what can I say, I like free beer.
Unfortunately, the stress of balancing everything started to creep up on me.