Thursday, 18 May 2017

To Account or not to Account?

As I look to my future, beyond “Liberation Day” of October, 22, 2017, I have had a strange impulse . . . to learn something.

That something is accounting, or more specifically, bookkeeping. Why should I do this, when I have a decent system already to manage my finances, you ask?

The reason is that as I move forward, I plan to move further and further away from the payday to payday world and towards some form of self-employment.

At this point I don’t know exactly what shape that will take, either in the form of a scientific research community or just a farm/community, or something else altogether. 

One thing is certain, no matter what form it will be in, I will need to know how to keep the finances straight and keep the books. 

I could just get someone else to do that, but at the beginning, like now, there will only be me, doing everything. So, I might as well learn how to do this. 

I am toying with the idea of starting the books at the beginning of the next calendar year (2018). This gives me the remainder of this year to learn how to keep books. 

I thought of taking a course, but then I realized that I don’t need a piece of paper that says I know how to do this, I just need to know how, thus reading a book comes to mind.

I have my eye on a book that is about to be released that should be good for me to read and learn from. 

At the beginning of next year, I can start to go through the process to keep the books for myself, as if I was a business.

Again, this is all for practice and personal growth, as I won’t actually start a business, at least not yet, as I am still working for someone else and don’t intend to rock the boat. 

Learning how to keep books and gaining valuable experience in doing so, is worth something to me, however. As it will help me build towards my future, and that is always a happy thought.

For now, I will keep doing what I am doing with regards to how I keep track of my finances, yet I will learn and grow as I constantly take small steps towards my future.

As always: keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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