HELLO!!! How is it already January 23nd 2015?!?!? I have missed you guys and blogging so much! I had the best intentions to blog a lot more than I have been lately, but life happens and I have been so so so much busier than anticipated. I have so much to update you guys on…
Where have I been?
This time of year is when my full time job is in full swing. I wanted to dedicate a post to explaining what I do for work, but that never happened because I got so busy. So here is the short version. I am a district manager for a local tax company and I also prepare tax returns. I oversee 3 offices, hire, fire and train employees. I write schedules, solve computer problems, deal with unhappy clients, and the list goes on. As you can imagine, this keeps me VERY busy. Tax season is really getting into full swing now, but since Dec 30th I have been in full on prep mode getting all the offices and all the preparers up to speed to the busiest time of the year. The cool thing about this job is it is super busy for 5 months of the year, and the rest of the year I only work a few days a week, so I have lots of time to do other activities. That is the same reason why this job is so hard sometimes, because every year, no matter how hard you try, you always have to get back into the swing of things. Adjust to a new schedule, not get very much sleep, adjust to working 60 hours a week or more and still make time to exercise, etc. Additionally, because everything is squeezed into 4-5 months, there is not much flexibility with the job and time required when you are in the position of leadership and management that I am.
Blogging and what to expect
With my work schedule right now, there is barely enough time in the day for me right now to exercise, eat healthy, cook and sleep so that means there is even less time for blogging 🙁
I mean really, I just took our Christmas tree down a few days ago. (that’s embarrassing)
I am finally catching up on things so my goal is to blog at least once a week. It could end up being more than once a week, but I don’t want to get anyone excited and then disappoint.
Despite my overly hectic schedule, I am still making time to live a healthy lifestyle, eat well and exercise. It is a struggle and I know that there are many other people who struggle with balancing everything on a daily basis too. We are in this together and I will share with you my tips and tricks for how I do it.
I still need to share some about my trip to Mexico! I will have a recap on that soon. I created a few fun things that I want to share with you while I was there 😀 Also, because I know a lot about taxes, I will also be sharing a post about how your blog/side business can affect your tax return.
What do I have planned for 2015?
In the near future, I am going to be working A LOT. However, I am also training for a few races at the end of February and the beginning of March. When I registered for these races I just wanted them to be fun run races, but one of them is a 9 miler!! Somehow it didn’t click in my brain that I would need to do some training for a 9 mile race. Haha, oh well! I’m looking forward to it. I have never ran a race during tax season because I always assumed I would be too busy, so this is uncharted territory for me. Bring it on 2015!
I am going to be attending a conference in Orange County, CA mid-March. It focuses on creating a life by design and living life according to your rules. I am so excited to learn about this stuff and also be back in sunny California! I hope to make it to one blog conference later this year. Not sure which one yet.
I am also MAJORLY looking forward to a trip I will be taking in early May with my girl Katie. We are gonna be hitting up Vegas. Don’t worry, neither of us are crazy party girls. We just want to go enjoy the pool, see a few shows and a concert. It’s gonna be an awesome and much needed girls weekend.
I promise I will talk to you all very soon! Happy Friday!!!!