Behind, but it’s all good

I have yet to finish my thoughts about Singapore and Bali and yet I’m back at work in the thick of it.  So that will have to wait.  I loved having a vacation, and yet I also loved coming back to my home and my kids and my work.  I am fortunate in that it is fun to be adventurous, but I always have something to come back.  Ah, how I love my girls.  And how I love my work!  It’s such a great feeling to be involved in something so enjoyable and so challenging at the same time.  There is always so much to do, it is a stretch to keep up on top of it all, but it is nice to feel like I have a positive impact on something.

Today was a good day, I had my taxes done.  I have always done them myself – I used to do them by hand and then I used Turbotax.   But with the divorce I decided to pay someone to do them and as I no longer have a house and the mortgage interest to itemize deductions, I feared what my tax bill would be.  Instead it was a pleasant surprise – I claimed one kid and head of the household and it’s even better than claiming as married.  Who knew?  And I brought the paperwork so they could get started on my ex’s return as well.

I feel very grateful that L. and I get along so well.  He has really been good around scheduling around my travel time, and I accommodate him as well as I can.  We had gotten together earlier to go over tax stuff and coordinate our returns, and he brought his girlfriend over.  She’s a writer and a bit subversive and I really like her.  Is it weird to approve of your ex’s girlfriend?  But I trust her with my kids and she’s the type of person I would hang out with.

And today, at the tax place, my new accountant had such a great vibe.  She was blonde and wore glasses, with super chunky earrings and underground jewelry and as soon as I met her, I immediately liked her.  Every once in awhile, I meet someone and there is that spark of camaraderie – the feeling that I recognize you though I know we’ve never met before – sadly the only words we often have is that “They’re so cool,” but it is a feeling of kinship that goes beyond that.  I LOVE meeting people like that, it just makes my day.  Because I am still looking for my tribe and I think making new friends and being a better friend is going to be my theme this year.

 

Author: ~R

I write about life, people, and the things that interest in me. Which often includes death, sex, friendship, and the future of humanity. I hope for the best in people and I prepare for the worst. But no matter what happens, change is constant and everything will be ok.

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