Risk

I did taxes yesterday. I love the online programs for them. Sure I used to have a tax preparer’s license but I love doing them online. They ask you all the questions and you click yes or no or continue. Sometimes you fill out a box or two.  They import your data from last year’s return and it’s just too easy. You can practically do it in your sleep.

When you have a business like I do (author=business) you get to answer a whole slew of different questions. I always like the one where it asks you if all or part of your business is at risk. Uhhh. DUH. YES. Always YES.

See, that seems like a totally stupid question to me. In this economy, all business is at risk. Everything is at risk. Life is a risk.  To me, about the only sure thing on this planet is that if Rott eats beans, he will pass gas.  Of course, it’s also pretty much a sure thing that he will eat Mexican food. It’s his favorite.

At any rate, I thought about all the stuff that is at risk in our lives and all the stuff that could be classified as a sure thing. There’s not a lot of sure things in this world. Nothing related to money is a sure thing except that I’m pretty positive that whatever we have coming in (you, me, and the rest of the world) it’s gonna go out again. Maybe not all of it will go out, but certainly whatever money we make or acquire in some other way will leave our hands again. Even if it’s only $5 for a Starbucks Caramel Macchiato.

Given that almost nothing is a sure thing, shouldn’t we just enjoy our moments and stress less? Easier said than done, right? I’m gonna try to tell myself this every day to help ease stress. I don’t know if it will work but I’m willing to try for awhile.

I’ve got a Marcus today since it’s Monday and that’s my Monday schtick. I’ve decided Marcus isn’t a sure thing because, like the rest of us, he is getting older. He still looks good now, but who knows? At 50 he might not be so hot. We’ll just have to wait and see.

I love purple. He totally matches my Lex Valentine website, don’t you think?

I’ve got a contest entry to finish up tonight and several cover art requests to finalize so I’m a bizzy person! Not to mention my regular job which has been uber busy lately for me. My company is getting a new website and I’ve been helping the designer. I like him, like his work, and I’m really excited to see my company get a more interactive website.  So I’m off to the office to see what today brings in new developments on that site.

Have a great Monday!

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4 Responses to Risk

  1. Evie Balos says:

    Taxes…eh…I don’t trust myself to complete those on my own. So I just visit the family accountant and watch anxiously as he manipulates the numbers on that clever program of his until I get a decent return.

    It really is scary when you think about all the things in life that are at risk. Everything precious is vulnerable.

    Purple used to be my favorite color, followed by red. Now it’s dark green. But Marcus wears that jacket well. 😉

    Hope you have a stress-free week, Lex!

    Evie

  2. Evie Balos says:

    Taxes…eh…I don’t trust myself to complete those on my own. So I just visit the family accountant and watch anxiously as he manipulates the numbers on that clever program of his until I get a decent return.

    It really is scary when you think about all the things in life that are at risk. Everything precious is vulnerable.

    Purple used to be my favorite color, followed by red. Now it’s dark green. But Marcus wears that jacket well. 😉

    Hope you have a stress-free week, Lex!

    Evie

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