I kept putting it off until last night I couldn't stand it any more. I did my taxes. I kept thinking I should do the taxes for a family trust that I manage first, but I finally decided that I needed to shorten my list of things to do and one of the big ones looming over me was my own family's taxes. So I started yesterday evening...and kept going until 3AM this morning. But they're done. YEAH!!! I was so excited, I even did my daughter's taxes. I don't think she'll be quite as excited as I was to have them done since she's only getting about $10 back from the federal government, but still, any money is worth having these days.
I'll admit that the hours sitting at the computer making friends with TurboTax were more painful that I would have liked (have you ever put in 16 years worth of dividend reinvestment income before?), but I can't believe how much more focused I feel now that it's over. I know that I'm not very good at procrastinating. That's not to say that I don't procrastinate, but rather that I'm really bad at getting away with it.
I have a book that has been just begging to be finished (and I want desperately to get it done!) but I know that with these kinds of obligations, the things I enjoy doing always end up at the bottom of the list. So my goal this week is to finish up the trust taxes, get my mother-in-law's taxes done, and just maybe reacquaint myself with those characters that have been impatiently waiting for me. Wish me luck!