After years of training and working in the city for professional accounting and commercial firms I was faced with an extremely difficult decision. My dear, beautiful and incredibly courageous mum Jenny, was diagnosed with terminal illness. How entirely devastating this was, it rocked my world.
As helpless as I felt, all I knew is that I wanted to be with Mum. I wanted to be with her every moment that she had left to live. I had the rest of my life to work for accounting firms, but I didn’t have the rest of my life to be with Mum. I made the decision to “leave the firm” and be with her.
To be working your way through the accounting profession (I don’t like to refer to this process as working your way up), and “leave the firm” was considered cutting off your life blood, as many professionals will understand.