I saw an advertisement for TurboTax today and that ad reminded me that I needed to begin my tax filing process. I still have almost two months — April 15 — before I actually have to file, but I envisioned getting off to an early start, the key to which was to download the tax preparation software.
Once the download was finished, I opened up the software program on my laptop (yes, I was using my laptop and not my iPhone, although I’m back on my iPhone now as I write this post), and completed entering the indicative information, like name, address, Social Security number, etc.
Then I gathered all of my 1099 forms. I’m retired, so I don’t have any W-2 forms since I’m not earning wages. Once I had all of the relevant forms on my desk, my eyelids started to feel heavy, I found myself yawning, and I genuinely began to feel quite lethargic.
I got up, walked into the kitchen, poured myself a fresh cup of coffee, walked back into my office, sat back down in front of my laptop, and decided, fuck it.
I still have plenty of time before my taxes are due. I’ll pick it up again on March 1st.
Written for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (advertisement), Word of the Day Challenge (envision), Ragtag Daily Prompt (key), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (lethargic).