I just finished sorting out my taxes. Gonna owe a good chunk of change. I know that owing taxes means you're doing something right (i.e. making a lot of money), but I'm still a bit chafed about owing so much. I'm also chafed because it obviously lead to an argument with the missus. Although that could've likely been avoided if I reacted better.
When you understand a subject pretty well, but get frustrated when someone asks you (you meaning me) about said subject, it likely means that you (I) actually don't know enough about it. I see it sometimes in my work; asking a clarifying question gets some sort of backlash because someone doesn't actually understand what they're talking about. Apparently I do that, as well.
My new strategy:
- Get better at building a tax plan.
- Take a beat and think about questions before answering.
- Don't be afraid to admit I don't know, and then get knowledgeable.
- Stress less about these questions from the person you love most.
- Get back to lovin'.
Ok, so that's that. Now I'm off to study for an interview (and probably do some light reading on tax planning before bed).