I cannot tell you how triumphant I feel to have already taken my tax paperwork to my accountant. I don't even care whether I owe money or get a refund - the important thing is that I don't have the whole process looming over me anymore. I have broken the cycle of procrastination!
That's not to say that I don't wear the scarlet "P" in other contexts. Laundry procrastination alone is a source of daily frustration and a seemingly endless series of egregious fashion "don't"s. I'm taking this organization thing one day at a time...
While I was gathering my receipts, bank statements and other tax-related information, I had a difficult time locating my business bank statements from the first several months of the year. It turned out that I'd carefully filed them when I was organizing the previous year's tax information. That's right, I couldn't find them because they were exactly where they should have been. How sad is that?
Fortunately the rest of the year's bank statements were predictably scattered like Easter eggs throughout the piles of paper on my desk and in the boxes of mail next to my desk. I found 'em all, too, so that must mean the system works.