Ok. How weird is it that I'm anxiously awaiting the last of 3 W-2's we will receive this year so that I can start preparing our taxes? I have been excitedly opening the mailbox daily and sulking in disappointment as I enter the house each night yet again without my W-2. I thought that we were supposed to have it by now but then read online that I should allow up to 2 weeks after Jan 31st. So hopefully I'll get it any day now and can begin the very awesome process of doing the taxes. (I think I'm probably the ONLY ONE IN THE USA who feels this way right about now.)
I secretly cherish every January 1st because I know it is only a matter of time before I can tabulate how our year was. I like to look back on the years and see places where we can improve, etc.
Perhaps I seriously missed my calling. (In case you're all unaware - I wanted to be an accountant and instead took some advice from others to pursue a degree in engineering. I decided to give it a try, telling myself that I could change my mind. However, once I got 6 months into engineering school I decided that I did not want to start over with something else, those 6 months would be a waste and I'd be that much farther from graduating and marrying David - as at that point, I was still listening to my mom and wasn't going to marry him until I graduated from college. I also listened to people telling me that it would be boring to be an accountant. However, PEOPLE hate doing taxes and I don't. Who said I'd be like "people"?
In all this, I've learned 1) not to plan my life based on what someone else says and 2) not to make short term decisions - 6 months wasted would be a lot better than, say, 5-10 years!!!!!!!!!!! Oh well, that's all water under the bridge. I'm sure there is SOME reason why God has me doing what I'm doing now...)