It’s tax day for me. For the first time in my life I’m handing my information over to someone else to see what they can do for me.
My appointment was set for 10am, so I set my alarm for 8. Even if I hit the snooze button a few times I would still have time to track down the last few documents I needed before getting across town.
When I woke up and looked at my phone I noticed my calendar said the appointment was set for 9am! Crap!!
Because of the drive time that meant I only had about 10 minutes to pull myself together and get out the door, impossible… yet I still kicked it into high gear to try.
Of course I couldn’t find any of the last minute documents I needed, so I was racing through the house trying to find anything that may help me determine interest paid on my home, receipts for purchases, and on and on.
Before I knew it it was 8:55 and I was just leaving the house, I was in desperate need of a cup of coffee but left with no time to get one.
I immediately called to let the accountant know I as running late, the call went straight to voicemail, as I was hopping onto the freeway I looked down and was quickly reminded I was almost out of gas. I was sure I would see the low fuel light before I made it to his office. ‘This day just keeps getting better and better.’
Sure enough, the light came on a few miles away from his office. At least I could make it there and then I could worry about it when I was done.
As I pulled into the complex I remembered one key detail I didn’t have…. the suite number. I distinctly remember not putting it into my phone because ‘I would be able to find it’ I told myself. Sadly, I was not able to find it myself.
I tried calling again and once again it went straight to voicemail. I immediately looked it up on my phone, knowing I was getting later and later as each moment passed.
I found the office and the door was locked. Yes… my appointment was for 10am. At least now I had time to get some coffee and try to find a gas station.
The taxes were pretty painless, but as suspected I was missing a few key documents.
Now I could relax and look forward to meeting up with the Encourager and the Pixie for a cocktail later tonight.
Today is pretty symbolic for my life at the moment, I feel like I’m crazed and running around from one thing to the next without ever having time to prepare for anything.
There is too much going on and it’s time to eliminate the things I don’t enjoy, the things I’m doing out of obligation instead of the things I want to do.
As crazy as everything feels right now I do feel it all coming together in some way, and that… is encouraging and exciting!