Five Things I’m Thankful for This Tax Day

Happy Tax Day!

After three weeks of working without a day off and dissecting hundreds of returns, the end – at least for the moment – is finally here!

Yes, I know…as I said last week, today doesn’t truly mark the end of the filing season. But it’s still nice to have a break from the madness.

To celebrate, I wanted to share five things I’m thankful for this tax day!

1) Not being in the office so much! I’m definitely not opposed to working hard. And there will always be times when work takes over my life. However,  I will definitely enjoy not spending so many hours staring at the computer in my office.

2) Vacation: Ben and I like to do something fun to celebrate the end of the season and take advantage of his spring break. This year we’re going to NYC for a long weekend and to see Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Can’t wait!

3) Spending more quality time with Ben: It’s hard having to shove all of our quality time into a few hours a day (even on the weekends). And with so much going on with the house and wedding planning, we need some time to sit an enjoy each others’ company.  I’m sure Ben will really like that I can help out with the chores and cook dinner again.

4) Get back to the rest of my life: When you have less time, something has to give. And for me, these recent weeks I haven’t been working out, going through my mail, or keeping organized. I desperately need to do all of those things. And sleep…I definitely need to get more sleep.

5) My job: No matter how long the hours get and how stressful my life becomes, I like to remember that I love what I do. I get excited about numbers, spreadsheets, tax, and finance, and I feel very fortunate to get to deal with those things on a daily basis.

A special shout out to all of those tax practitioners out there who are also celebrating today.

And if you’re looking for a couple more tax-day keepsakes, check out the Obamas’ and Bidens’ income tax returns, that came out over the weekend. Very fun to peruse through. And for some great analysis, check out Tony Nitti’s (@NittiGrittyTax) breakdown of the President’s return.