I didn’t go to school for accounting. I didn’t even go for business. I was an engineer, of the audio variety. For five years, through middle and high school, I mixed sound for bands, venues, and festivals. It seemed like the natural choice for college that I would pursue audio. And I did, graduating in 2006 with a degree that isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on. So it was back to school, this time to expand on the business minor I received with the audio degree. I enjoyed the accounting aspect of my minor, and that seemed another natural choice. So I quit my job, went to school full time, and graduated in May of this year with a Masters of Science in Accounting and Taxation. For the past six months, I’ve worked at a small firm in the suburbs. Maybe it’s because of my background, but I still don’t think of myself as an accountant. I’m the engineer that dabbles in accounting. This is just one of the issues that beset me as I embarked on my new career path.