The Same Procedure As Every Year

It has been a long time since my last post. I was crazy busy last week.

I received an e-mail from my accountant Ira about two weeks ago. The subject line read “Seasonal Greetings” what in code meant, “Get your book keeping organized NOW and send it over to us!!!” Tax day is the 15th of April.

Monday last week I started the same painful procedure as every year. It took me five 10-hour days to pull it all together and to be able to send a summary page out to Ira yesterday.

The only way for me as a creative person to be able to deal with the process is to totally obsess about it. I kept almost every receipt of 2008 and organize them by credit card statement and file them in a beautiful white folder that is later perfectly labeled. At the end I had a perfectly organized 2008 and the knowledge where every cent I spent during the year went.

But every year while I’m doing all this I’m reminded how happy I am that I left banking and paperwork for the most part behind me and became a photographer. J



“The Same Procedure As Every Year” Williamsburg/Brooklyn/Adding up my receipts 03-17-09 at 03:59 PM


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