Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Endings and Beginnings



This is my very last tax season. There. I've said it. Right out loud. I just need to make the announcement to clients now and not be persuaded to NOT hang up the calculator. Like last year. I truly, truly am finished with it all. I found this nearly over season (still quite a few boxes and files kicking around my office) extraordinarily taxing. And do pardon the pun. I'm not smiling. It's not funny. To me at least.

A huge negative was in the past years I would add up your 250 medical receipts, for example, and have my mind somewhere in my next book. Or play. But not this year. It required every last bit of my mental energy to add those prednisone scripts and chiropractic chits. I tried meditation to graciously accept the work, I tried gratitude exercises for Gaia's munificence. NONE of it worked. I even burned karmic incense (direct from Tibet!!) to restore my chi to balance with the universe. The smoke fled out my door, leaving me gritting my teeth.

It is over, I am done.

I sent out a song to my lovely young actress to rehearse for my new play tonight.

This brings me joy, excitement and anticipation.

Something that's been hugely lacking in my life through this past trying month 2013.

And what, pray tell, is more important than bliss?

21 comments:



  1. "A man's gotta know his limitations"

    Dirty Harry 1973

    I am sure that Harry would agree that this applies to a woman also.....:)

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  2. Thank :)s Annie - you have my permission to kick my butt if I even mention accounting again....
    XO
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  3. And Yogi Berra GFB - it ain't over till it's over - and it's over!!!

    XO
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  4. Congratulations.

    "Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls."
    ~ Joseph Campbell

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  5. Bravo!!! I felt exactly like this as I threw out all the lesson plans and worksheets from my teaching years!!!

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  6. I know that feeling of relief when you finally let go of work that was no longer pleasing! Good for you.

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  7. Nothing at all, at all.

    Presumably you’ve reached retirement age? Time to concentrate on your second career, the one you really enjoy.

    Have fun.

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  8. You know in your gut when the time is right, time to follow your heart and have fun!

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  9. Not a thing, And if your decision makes you feel like celebrating, it's the right one.

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  10. Ramana:
    Yes and another one opened today! I will write about it at some point today/tonight.
    XO
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  11. Hattie:
    Oh this is funny, I was just imagining myself today tossing all the boxes to the wind. Except that would be littering. And not nice.
    Maybe a bonfire?
    XO
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  12. Izrea:

    I'm finishing it up, another few days of head down and grinding on the stone. But nearly there....
    XO
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  13. Friko:
    Way beyond the age of taking it easy. Ha.
    Now or never.
    XO
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  14. GM:
    And maybe carving out more fun with you in the not too distant future. I'm thinking of a trip in September, if I can get a flight not going through the U.S.
    XO
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  15. SAW:
    it's like a millstone has been removed. Seriously.
    XO
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  16. "And what, pray tell, is more important than bliss?" Nothing, dear lady, nothing at all! Just so long as you can afford to eat.

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  17. RJA:

    Eating seems to be on your mind a lot?!
    Can I ship you some, oh, choccy bickies or cornish pasties??
    H'm??
    XO
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  18. A nice plate of fish and chips would be just fine - with, perhaps, a foaming pint of Banks's Best Bitter? Oh, what would I give for...

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  19. RJA:

    Now you've got yourself a franchise in Northern Michigan?

    Go for it!!

    XO
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  20. Such wonderful words. Wish I could say them. This was a brutal tax season for me. The pressure, the long hours and my joys being set aside. No, nothing is more important than bliss. Says she who can't retire just yet. So so happy for you and for all the new words and projects you will create. Enjoy :))

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