Xan & Bob

Begin and you might actually finish it!

I am feeling very accomplished tonight. I finished a task on my to-do list that has been there since April! Yes, April. I started it in June but it has stayed on the revolving to-do list ever since. I think of it daily. I wake up in the middle of the night and stress about getting it done. It is something to make my life easier so why did I find it so hard to sit down and just get it done?! I’m guessing I’m not the only one who does this. Shout out if you have procrastinated on something you know will make your life easier or better?

WOW! That was loud! Thanks, I feel better knowing that I am not alone.

It is almost 7:30 p.m. and I just got out of the shower. No, that wasn’t what I was procrastinating for months about! Ha ha ha. I got up this morning, made breakfast, cleaned up the dishes and then sat at my desk determined to complete this task. Bob was busy today with client calls and reading depositions for an expert witness case so we both were very focused. Bob made lunch and once we finished that and washed up it was back down to our office to work. I didn’t want to take the time to shower or do anything else until it was done. I was determined that today was the day I would finish it.

And so I did. About 45 minutes ago I hit save on my new spreadsheet and closed Excel. Yup! That was the excitement…a spreadsheet for Bob’s consulting and expert witness business. He actually does all the invoicing and record keeping himself but his spreadsheet didn’t work for me when it came to tax time. Nothing wrong with it but I would have done it differently to get the information I need for the taxes. So, last April I suggested doing it a different way and it took me all this time to get it set up the way I think (fingers crossed) it will work for both of us. Lots of tabs and formulas and since we pay taxes in the U.S. and Spain everything being converted either from dollars to euros or euros to dollars which means lots of going back and forth to check daily exchange rates online. Fun.

But it is done. Finally. And I’ve now had a shower and Bob has poured me another glass of wine. Time to post this blog and go sit in the garden and unwind. So, maybe this sign that hangs above my desk is true.

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