The Great List 09.23.2016
I’m off to San Diego today and I don’t think I have ever been so happy to be going somewhere in my entire life. I’m running on empty both physically and emotionally, and I’m in need of a major timeout from life. I’m sure that spending some time with my friends in warm weather will help a lot.
After my foray into doing a Great List via Facebook Live the other week I had grand intentions to doing another video live from San Diego this week with all my friends and their kids, but in all honesty, I don’t want to have any tasks on my plate this weekend. I just want to be able to chill out and not think about work or anything else, so you’re getting The Great List the old fashioned way.
Here’s what I’m grateful for lately:
1. The biggest pain in my ass of the year is doing our taxes. I always file an extension, and it’s always a hassle and scramble to get them completed before the deadline. I’m happy to report I finally finished them last week, and it’s the hugest sense of relief EVER! Not only that, I’ve already lined up a tax professional to do them for me from here on out. It’s official; my days as an accountant are 100% over.
2. I worked on several very stressful photo shoots this week. Although the process was difficult, the end results are something I am very proud of. People might think that working in a creative field is a dream job, and in many ways it is, but it’s still a job just like any other, and comes with it’s own set of challenges. The struggle doesn’t always pay off in such a satisfying way, but in this instance it did. I’m feeling grateful for the experience, and for the opportunity to create art on a daily basis. No matter what happens, it sure beats a desk job.
3. My in laws were visiting for the past week, and it gave me the opportunity to play tourist myself, and check out some places I’ve never been. We took a day trip to Muir woods to see the redwoods (stunning!), we checked out Sonoma and drank wine outside on a hot day (dreamy!) and then trekked over to Hog Island Oyster company on Tomales Bay, and ate our weight in freshly caught oysters while enjoying a beautiful setting. It turns out, I’m a terrible tour guide since I know nothing about the area, but I’m an excellent tourist companion. I’m grateful for the chance to take a break from the stress and check out some of the great attractions the Bay Area has to offer.
4. I recently joined the San Francisco Professional Food Society and have met some really wonderful people, which has already led to new opportunities. I’m beyond grateful for kind and welcoming people who are generous with their time and contacts. It makes being in a new city so much easier when people genuinely want to help you.
That’s it for now. I’m outta here! San Diego, warm weather, sandy beaches, and familiar faces HERE I COME!!! Catch you all on the flip side.