I started full time work just as enthusiastically as anyone else. I’d just had an amazing summer after finishing my undergrad at university, with a backpacking trip to China and Southeast Asia. I also tried my hand at cooking for the first time that summer and loved it. Life was amazing!
I was already engaged when I started working full-time. My fiancé lived and studied in Melbourne, Australia. The plan was to have our wedding in Pakistan which is where his and my extended family lived. We wanted to have the wedding sooner than later, so for the first time in my school life, I did something slightly off the beaten path. Unlike most of my peers, I opted out of writing my CPA exams in the first year after university and decided that I would start the exam writing process the following year, after coming back from my wedding. Accounting firms help you prepare for your exams during the first year of work by providing you knowledge refresher classes and some time off for study. They pay for your exams as well, which is great. My firm was very understanding and said no problem – I could write my exams the following year! (more…)
Warning: This is going to be a long post. I will be releasing it in 4 parts. But I’ve split each part into further smaller subheading and sections so you can scroll down and only read whichever section interests you. If you want the whole scoop, you better read it all! 🙂 —
This post is requested by many of my followers on Instagram @theinspiredaccountant who are either thinking of / are pursuing the CPA designation. Which is a bit annoying because the whole point of my Instagram is to NOT think about accounting. But at the same time I think you know what? The more people I can SAVE from this profession, the better. I’m only kidding! 😀 I’m finally writing about my journey and hoping that somehow something I write can help someone somewhere. If you have specific question, don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments below, drop me a comment or a Direct Message on Instagram. (more…)
Today I’m sharing with you three super quick and easy desserts that I absolutely love. I make them often for tea parties or little family get-togethers and they really impress the guests 😉 These will make for cute little snacks at your next week’s Eid celebrations as well. I actually believe that once you have all the ingredients laid out in front of you, you can make all three of them within an hour, because that’s how easy they are. I might share the baking videos on my instastories if I make them for Eid so watch out for them on my Instagram. Let’s get into the recipes and see what they’re all about!
If you’re looking to add some cute decor accessories to your home and don’t have anything specific in mind, then this post, my friend, is for you! I have handpicked some IKEA accessories that I think are absolute steals. They are multi-functional, aesthetically pleasing, and will definitely add a lot of style to your space. Above all, they are super affordable (all under $19.99)! I do have most of these accessories in my house but a couple of them are on my IKEA wish list. So wherever possible, I’ve included pictures of how I use these accessories in my own house to give you some ideas on styling.
If you aren’t already following me on Instagram, make sure you do that to see the behind the scenes of all my decorating (and life)!
After I posted my two-week Italy trip itinerary, I’ve had many many questions about trip costs. So I thought it was high-time to do another blogpost with that information 🙂 Below are the 5 categories where we spent most of our dolla billz, going from most expensive to least expensive. These costs will vary depending on how many people you’re travelling with, when and how. But I think these would be the top expenses for everyone. I have included some tips under each to help you plan better 🙂
So many of you on Instagram requested to see my Italian trip itinerary. I thought I’d sit down and write it before I forget everything. If you’re planning a two-week trip to Italy, this itinerary will give you an idea of what cities you can cover, some basic daily transportation information, where you can stay and a summary of what you can plan to see. I personally think it’s so detailed that you can print it and run with it! 🙂 (more…)
I think you all know that I LOVE IKEA! I can spend hours on end at that store and not get tired. In fact, I’ve taken you guys along for shopping to IKEA with me many times on my insta-stories. What I love most about this furniture giant is that it makes it so easy for you to achieve that clean, sleek and bold Scandinavian look without breaking your bank. I have a lot of stuff from Ikea, and I want to share with you all my favourites over a series of blogposts, starting first with Ikea Sofas. (more…)
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I really loved the book Sapiens and recommended it to everyone! I’ve talked about it even more at home with my husband. He’s not really interested in books like this, but I made sure I talked to him about it all! 😀 Now he pretty much knows the whole book through me and didn’t even have to read it! I honestly think he’s so lucky but he would beg to differ haha! I couldn’t help it. Sapiens had me totally hooked from the start! I have never read such a thrilling account of humans that covers all the nerdy topics that I love: history, religions, philosophy, psychology, humanities, science and technology! (more…)