Last fall, I completed a charity walk that involved three days of walking to accumulate 50 miles. That walk taught me two things – you can do anything you set out to do, and introspection can be a good thing. One of the things that I thought about on that walk was that there are a lot of very brave people in the world. We are all working toward causes that we believe in, whether they be family efforts, a struggling business, or personal gain.
Jean M. Willard, CPA, is a principal in the Middleton offices of Reilly, Penner & Benton, LLP. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, she has worked in public accounting with a focus on helping small business and individual clients.