Blurring the lines between work and play in forensic accounting

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Blurring the lines between work and play in forensic accounting

When I set my sights on writing a blog for my 2015 resolution, I was worried about writer’s block or not finding enough time to write each month. Ultimately, I decided I would just overcome those obstacles as they came. This month surely put me to that test when finding time to write felt nearly impossible. You see, the last few months have been particularly busy in both my professional and personal life with 3 kids, especially given that I just participated in and captained a team for the Tour de Cure, a biking event to raise money and awareness for the American Diabetes Association.

How did I blend my two worlds into this event you ask? For the third year in a row I have captained a team that includes my colleagues and friends from the Capital District Women’s Bar Association.  This year we had a team of 14 riders and, so far, raised about $4,200.  We had a great time participating in the event in perfect weather; some of us riding the 28 miles, others 10, 50 or 100 miles. While work responsibilities have been taking up more of my time, I still make it a priority to be home with my family most nights.  As a result, I didn’t get out on my bike to train as much as usual before my 28 mile ride.

People sometimes ask how I juggle so many things and my answer is simply that I want to have my cake and eat it too, so I figure out a way.  I love the forensic accounting work that I do so that surely makes juggling worth it, as I really enjoy helping clients resolve a wide variety of financial matters/concerns.  So my message this month, as I write this at nearly 11 pm, is, yes, be prepared to face the obstacles so that after you’re done you can relish in your accomplishments.  That said, I’m sharing some team pictures.  Finally, all this reminds me of picture hanging in my office which features the following quote:

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your mind off your goal.”

Pamela Wickes
Pamela Wickes
For 20 years Pam has provided diversified accounting services, which, since 2004, have been focused in a wide variety of forensic accounting matters. Meet the Forensic Lady, Pamela Wickes, CPA, CFE, CFF, ABV.

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