It feels later than it is

And I’m studying, but I keep staring at this empty page, “Person Accounts” written neatly and definitively at the top.

Person Accounts.

What a strange string of words to the uninitiated.

I had two client calls today, during which I attempted to pack everything I know about the Salesforce architecture into a neatly packaged, five-minute explanation. All to find out if I needed to configure a junction object.

I’m still not sure if I need to build that junction object.

So here I am, at my dining room table, just shy of 9pm, and I’m studying for my Sales Cloud exam (next Saturday. No pressure.). All I can think about is how strange Person Accounts sounds.

I should be studying, committing to memory the fact that, yes, you can flip the switch on Person Accounts (by contacting Salesforce and requesting it, of course, complete with business reason), that you treat a Person Account like a Contact, and I should be considering, as a Consultant, the option of simply creating a “Household” Account record type.

But instead I’m staring at the words. Not thinking. Just staring at them.

I write when I can’t think. Realistically, I just need to step away from a bit. Stop thinking of Leads, Contacts, Opportunities, custom objects, schema…Person Accounts.

It’s been a long week. Not bad. Just long. Did a lot of work, a lot of studying. I saw Hidden Figures (got a whole post about that coming…eventually). But it has been long.

So just a bit more. Just Person Accounts stands between me and the weekend and a few hours of quiet and maybe some Deus Ex.

Back to it, then.