One week of internship has passed.
And how was it?
I have always heard people say to me, Carmen oh Carmen, what do you know? Working life is hard. Harder than you think.
Maybe I can't say much yet because it has only been my first week.
But is working hard? Is it as unbearable as some people make it out to be?
I am in a small accounting firm.
Most people say that being an accountant is the most boring thing ever.
Well, what do I say to this?
I say that it's bullshit.
Work is hard because there are things that you actually have to do and it actually requires effort.
But mostly, it's because I miss having my time to myself. And now, my time belongs to the firm and I can't do what I like such as napping or going online.
But at the same time, I feel productive. Like I am actually doing something important that helps out.
I am only an intern so I don't really get to do the big important stuff. I am just given simple tasks that most people don't want to do because it's tedious and tiring.
Currently, I am just proof reading tax claims documents.
However, despite doing the simple tasks such as this, I don't feel bored or anything. To me, everything is a learning experience. I find it exciting to see how the accounting I learnt in my textbook being applied in real life. I hear phone calls from my colleagues to their clients and they speak the things that I have read in my textbooks and I found that really really cool.
To be honest, I really wished that I was an intern in a big huge accounting firm. But then again, it's okay. Because internship is about learning and as long as I am learning, it's all good.
Working isn't hard to me for now. It's interesting. A new phase in my life that will be coming soon.
So now, I realized that I have to probably think hard about what I want from my career and how to achieve that.
I'd probably would have to schedule a meeting with my lecturer one day and talk to him.
So far, so good.