Our trip to the accountant this year was way less bad than last year. She’s not done with me yet, so I may still get totally devastating financial news, but given the income for 2014, I don’t think there’s any way it could be too terribly horrible.
I started a double calendaring system where I have my regular schedule on my phone like always, but I also have a paper appointment book with an hour-by-hour breakdown of the day that I fill in with what actually occurred in that hour. It was supposed to help with my feelings of stagnation, and it worked, but it lead to amazing levels of burn-out pretty quickly.
Now I’m going to reexamine my to-do list and refine the day assignments. I used to randomly assign days to things I thought could get done on those days, now I’m going to have a minimum number of to-do items per day, and I’m going to organize the list by days first, rather than as an afterthought.
Hopefully that will keep me from overworking, while still preserving my sense of momentum.
I know to-do list engineering isn’t everybody’s idea of great fun, but I’m actually excited to see if this helps the situation.
I also happen to be in the middle of redoing our finances entirely. We’re going from me having one account and Ben having another to us collectively having five different accounts with three different banks. They’re all going to be connected, and flow from one to another in accordance with modern accounting practices and business junk. And that’s not even counting the savings accounts, or the additional checking and savings that I’ll be getting after I incorporate the tour… which is another thing that’s happening as fast as I can make it happen.
Working and trying to rest enough to work some more is basically my whole life right now. I’m pretty happy with it, I just wish I weren’t so tired.
For those wondering, the new and improved to do list looks like this: