Remember that when you leave this Earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received, only what you have given, a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage. -St. Francis of Assisi

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

2011

Old house - New house



My new "house" backed into the driveway of my old house. I'm glad I found this picture because I don't think I took any during that time. 


Just found this image on Google Maps

Bought my RV in April 2011 and sold my house in November 2011. 


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Red Fish Bay - Conn Brown Harbor



Redfish Bay is a triangular shaped area between Aransas Pass, Texas and Port Aransas, Texas. It is bordered on the north by Aransas Bay and on the south by the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. Rather than being a large open water area, Redfish Bay is actually a complex of islands, grass flats and channels with the only deep water being on its southern edge next to the Corpus Christi Ship Channel.
The 14,000 acres of fragile grass flats are a rich generator of nutrients for all of the area bay systems and has been designated by the Texas Parks & Wildlife as a State Scientific Area. It is the northern most extensive stands of seagrass on the Texas Coast and its protection is vital to our local fishery. On May 1, 2006, the area was designated as a no prop zone which makes it illegal to run a boat through the stands of seagrass in a way that would cause them to be uprooted.

A beautiful day for a bike ride. There is no beach in this area, so I had to be content riding around Conn Brown Harbor. 










Sunday, February 14, 2016

Income Tax Season

Happy Valentine's Day


When I left my old life behind, I needed to figure out "What do I want to do when I grow up?"

I want to travel and meet like-minded souls.  I want to see this country from shore to shore and border to border.

Since 2011, I have work-kamped and volunteered. Currently, I have a really good seasonal job at a CPA office, but I do not like sitting in one place for months at a time.  Last year, I worked at the CPA office from January through April 15th and again from mid-August to October 15th - to finish returns with extensions. I am back again 'til April. It is a good job and I am thankful for this opportunity, working on tax returns again has given me the incentive to make some changes in my life.

I have worked in accounting and taxes since I was a teenager.  I opened my first tax office when I was 26 years old.

Since 2011, I have been floating around, enjoying my travels. But not really focusing on anything. 2016 is my year of Intentional Living. 

Workamping has limited the amount of traveling that I do each year. I felt that something was missing. Everyone needs something meaningful to do and helping people with their taxes is something I love to do.

I read the blogs of those that volunteer, that love photography or birding or ??? - to fill their time. I have hobbies like hiking, biking, quilting, reading - but none of these will help me to earn a living. I am not of retirement age and knew I would be working for several years while traveling.

Talking taxes and helping those that don't understand or that just don't want to deal with it - is something that comes naturally to me.

With that said.........

I am going to shamelessly promote myself and my website and Facebook page here.





I am going to rebuild my tax practice - I will operate a Mobile Income Tax Business from the RV.
I always said "I can do taxes anywhere" and now I will.


My "Home" Office

The tax software that I use has several programs that will make this easier.  I can work "in the cloud" and there is a secure portal to use to send and receive data and forms from clients.


Synchronicity: My 1st workamping client is from Alaska - a place I've always wanted to visit. Hmmm, maybe I will have a tour guide, as they return to Alaska every summer.

For those that want to file taxes themselves, there is a link at the top of the page to an affiliate site.
You can click on the link to see the pricing - some returns can be filed for FREE!

If you use this link, I will earn a commission. This is an excellent tax software program.




Sunday, January 31, 2016

Mustang Island - Port Aransas TX

I'm working Monday through Friday for tax season, again. Helps to fund my travels. 

Last Saturday, I took a ride to the Island for the day. 



                Dolphins playing in the Gulf

           Walking to the end of the jetty








Overnight stays in these states:

Overnight stays in these states:
It is the sandstorm that shape the stone statues of the Desert. It is the struggles of Life that form a person's character ~ Native American Proverb