Goals for 2020

So we are six weeks into 2020, but I am still trying to figure out what my main goals for the year are. I am trying to have at least one for what I believe to be the important parts of my life. As soon as I share them, you guys can help hold me…

NaNoWriMo 2019 Planning Update

I finally have a title! Golden Soul One of my main characters' name means empty light and I think that is the coolest. While filling out a character sheet on Scrivener: That's right. The devil's occupation is.... DEVILLING.I cracked myself up with this one. Right now the story is going to be set in Victorian…

One Week In!

How's your NaNoWriMo projects going? I am currently sitting at less than 3k words, but I have only had one day where I did not write anything. I also had my story idea change on Monday, so that has also had a factor in my word count. Actually, it almost feels like I'm writing this…

It’s Go Time

It's November first, which means I have 29 days until my last CPA exam AND NaNoWriMo has started. Because of said final exam, I am not expecting to hit the 50,000 word mark this year. I will be happy if I manage to write anything at all. If you want to join me, sign up…

Tips to Surviving Tax Season

Being in the thrall of extended deadline season aka "mini tax season" has gotten me thinking about the coming tax season. I know this is something no one wants to think about. But, I also know there are going to be a lot of new accountants out there where this is going to be a…

Nervous

FAR scores come out on Tuesday. While I feel like I did okay considering the events that were happening outside of my control, I really cannot say I am confident. This is the test that has kicked my butt every time- never scoring more than a 60 when a 75 is needed all three times.…

Challenge Update

A few months ago I posted about a health challenge between myself and my husband. As we are two weeks from that challenge deadline, I thought I would give an update. Reminder: the challenge is for each of us to lose ten pounds by September 15. If he wins, he gets a crap ton of…

The Ultimate Disney Broadway Top 20

Broadway is amazing. Disney is life. It's only fitting that the Disney Broadway shows are nothing short of magical. While The Lion King will always be the number one soundtrack as a whole, I have made a top twenty list of the best Disney original cast renditions. Feel free to add your own or tell…

Health Goals for 2018

I won't lie: working as an accountant has caused me to ignore my health for the past couple years. Between the long hours of busy season and sitting in a cubicle for 8 hours a day (not including the hours of traffic I sit in a week), I have not been as healthy as I…

Obligatory Ice Breaker

Thanks for joining me! My name is Karissa, and this is that awkward first post to introduce myself. Much like those annoying first day of school activities where the teacher makes you tell everyone what's weird about you. I am an accountant working in one of the major cities of the United States. I am…