Welcome to my blog dear readers. Forgive me if this post feels a bit rushed and forced but it’s important that I get this posted by the end of the year for tax purposes.
I realize that some of you may be curious what this blog will be about and I assure you that I am too. The truth is I have no writing experience save an annual Christmas letter that my family and I send out each year and a brief tenure as writer, editor and creative consultant for an accounting newsletter of which I was the sole writer, editor and creative consultant. (I would judge the newsletter as a great success in that it had very little to do with accounting and elicited almost no response or laughs from my fellow accountants – a clear indication that it must have been funny). Having taken the occasional complement my writing in these two instances have brought forth as proof that I can write fairly well, I thought a blog would be a great way to fill the spare time that a full-time-worker-father-of-two-young-boys-and-avid-Chicago-Bears-football-game-watching individual would invariably have.
I may have thought wrong.
I’ve spent the last week thinking that I should write something but I quickly determined that getting up off the couch to get the laptop (or reaching beside me for the iPad) was more effort than I was willing to make during a week in which I had four days off (if I had five days off it would have been an entirely different story – I would have at least held the iPad and thought about writing). Never the less, here I am writing a post about writing this post; a resounding accomplishment I must say.
If you haven’t completely given up on reading to the end I commend you and wish you luck. Like I mentioned at some point in this blog, I’m not sure what it will be about but I assure you it will be about something (probably) eventually. At the very least it will be an instructive lesson for future accountants as to why they should not start a blog. To the point though, I hope to tackle such weighty topics as religion, politics, the meaning of life and Donald Trump’s hair. These topics, however, I will save for a later date.
For now I’m here to discuss beginning and endings, as the post title so creatively states. Unfortunately, I find it difficult to know where to begin when I am writing about endings and don’t know when to end a discussion about beginnings. For the sake of expediency I’ll end by quoting the beginning of a favorite New Year’s song Auld Lange Syne, “Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?”. My answer: depends on the acquaintance.
Happy New Year to all and to all a good night!