Some may question, ain't you an accountant now? yes, I am actually doing one of my so called 'dream careers' since kid, but to be frank, I do just for the sake of doing or to make my parents proud of me, but deep inside the heart, I am not even close to happy. As you know, there is a term in mandarin called '望子成龙’ in each typical Chinese family. Every parents will feel proud when they see their kids eventually grown up to be a professional. Along these years, no matter how down I felt or felt like there was an end of the world, I rarely mentioned anything to them. And ya, in the end I managed to make myself graduated from 1 of the well known university too. But, every night I am questioning myself, is this really what I want for the rest of my life? It's a doubt.
So, what's my dream? It is to be a successful entrepreneur since young. I remember how much I enjoyed buying things from all the 'suppliers' in my hometown such as comics, accessories, stickers etc and sold it to my friends in a mark up price. Sorry friends, I don't even understand what is mark up price that time, so might exaggeratedly sold it in a much higher price, hehe.
And when I grown up, there was twice I tried to build my business through online. Once was during my 2nd year as an undergraduate student. It was good as the market was not that competitive yet and I managed to earn a little living from there. But it did affect my studies a lot as I am doing it as sole proprietor and thus I am basically the owner, the founder, the seller and the worker, so I stopped it after doing it for approximately a semester.
Then the 2nd time was in between my job switch. It can be separated into two time frames which I partnered with my friend and which I did it alone. And this time, it was a lot harder than my 1st time due to the competitive market and lack of capitals and knowledge about it. I tried so hard to finally double up my sale after 5 months but I have to stop it in 7th month due to I am entering a demanding job - auditor.
As a student and employee, what I can say is I left no time at all for myself. Slowly, I put my interest aside again as it is really a time consuming job and time is a luxury for me.
And soon, it will be half a year since I stopped it. But I am not giving it up yet. I am thinking of a better way to bring it back or even larger, just wait for me! til then.