Yikes! Some of you might be saying, “She’s really gone over the edge now.” Did that 400th feed giver her delusions of grandeur? Maybe it was the people at the ISACA conference in Toronto, not just from the US, that came up after she asked a question and couldn’t believe it was really the Francine McKenna, author of re: The Auditors, at an ISACA conference.
I’m getting a lot of crap from close friends and family here about The Book. The Book was the reason for the blog in the first place. I saw how some folks in New York had done it… Start a blog, get a book contract, become famous, have everyone buy you drinks instead of the other way around.
And then there’s the students and folks at the beginning of their careers with the firms. Another great dinner last night with a smart, honest, hardworking guy that wants a little more and deserves a little more and knows he should give a little more because he has been blessed with extra brains and a family that encourages him.
I cannot presume that anyone who has already joined a firm and had that opportunity wants to live the way I have. I’ve worked lots of places, changed jobs, not always on my own terms, been on my own, now for the second time, lost and regained contact with family and friends a million times because of all my traveling, and gotten divorced. It’s not the American Dream. But in any event, I am happy. It’s all led to this, whatever this is, and followed a thread, not a straight line, but a path that’s continuous and meaningful.
After all, I’m just a girl.