Although we preferred to e-file extensions, sometimes the IRS rejected them and then we had to make a mad scramble to the post office with a "proof of mailing" form to make sure our clients were not penalized.
The clients were the ones to always wait until the last minute to get the information to me, but I was the one worrying and feeling responsible to get it done on time.
So thankful I don't have to work like that anymore. I am semi-retired, I still work, but not 12 months out of the year. Working seasonal jobs and traveling is so much better and less stressful.
Today, I had a leisurely morning reading after breakfast and then I received my new Wi-fi hotspot which took all of 2 minutes to get up and running.
In the afternoon, I took a leisurely walk to check with a mechanic about an oil change for the RV and then I had a salad and iced coffee at McD's (watched the news on their TV and used their wi-fi) and then strolled around Walmart looking for a few items for the RV. No rush, I could take as much time as I wanted, no schedule today, and it was still several hours before sunset (I don't like walking home from the store after sunset).
A few times today I felt like I needed to check my phone to see what time it was, like I had to be somewhere. I had no where to go so I resisted the urge to keep checking the time.
It takes time to convince yourself that you can do things at a leisurely pace. Too many years always running around taking care of others. I sat in McD's longer than I needed to but it was quiet and there were only a few customers. Even though I have a list of things to do before I leave San Antonio for my summer job, I felt like I could take my time and take it easy today.
It was a bright sunny day in the 60's - perfect walking weather. Arrived home and sat outside for awhile until it became too chilly, Texas had a cold front come through yesterday.