taxes“I don’t know why it takes you so long to get your taxes done,” my sister sniffed at me after I complained that I was still working on mine.

That was about three weeks ago. I don’t know why it takes me so long either — especially since I work with an enrolled agent, who prepares the actual tax returns.  I just know it does.

I finally submitted all my information last week and breathed a sigh of relief. The following day, I experienced a bout of unaccustomed efficiency: I wrote, I updated websites, I interacted with people. It’s like this huge taxing weight had been lifted and I was able to focus on doing meaningful work.

One day later, I was back to my usual, drifting, unfocused self. But last week, I showed myself that I CAN cross things off my to-do list. And this week, dawggoneit, I’m going to do it again:

1. At 11:00 (Pacific) today, I’ll be joining my friends from The Mission List in a Mayors Against Illegal Guns Twitter party, #DemandAction. Feel free to join in!

2. And by the end of the day, I will have written a post for a blog carnival at The subject: Sheryl Sandberg’s new book of advice to working women, “Lean In.” Stay tuned to this spot for that.

3. My sister and I have created a lifestyle blog, In Quest Of… and we have been holding weekly Google Happy Hour hangouts every Monday at 5:00 (Pacific). Add inquestof@gmailcom to your circles and join us!

4. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a performance of Dream Girls, produced by L.A.’s, amazing DOMA Theatre group. A review is forthcoming.

5. And then there are my usual weekly projects over at MOMocrats: our podcast (which last month garnered almost as many listens as we had in November, at the height of the Presidential election).

6. There are a number of other commitments I have made over the last several months that I NEVER fulfilled. I want to make good on those.

Watch this spot.

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