17 March 2010

What? 10 days already?!

Ahaha to be honest, it felt like 10 days today and when I woke up to see my GTD say it was time for an entry, it felt so...right :P
I guess this has finally become a part of me, kind of like how you feel like it's time for a smoke or even a break... the interesting thing is that I'm currently going through what is technically the calm after the storm. Last week was stress stress stress! But this week has been a bit more positive for me... except for one little incident.

I suddenly got an email from the lovely inland revenue department that I had overdue taxes! Overdue!!! First of all, I had paid my taxes already and then submitted some adjustments later, which were given the green light of not having to pay anything more (in black and white) and then out of nowhere, I get an email today saying I got a 5% penalty slapped on to some taxes I never paid....WTF?! You know what the oddest thing is, it's not the fact that I have to now slap down some money to the government or that they are charging me extra, but the fact that they accused me for being late on my payment.

Anyway, so I actually wrote the above 2 paragraphs yesterday and here I am here a day later.. so technically I'm on time and late for my entry :P Oh well, the joy of self-discipline, you get to slack off by trying and not completing ;P and considering incompletion as progress :P

It's been a crazy last 10 days giving me a very stressful time in my life to a very relaxed time in my life. In the last 10 days I have literally stressed, starved, sweated my ass off, rested, smiled, enjoyed and experienced everything. Oh and let's not forget the number of interruptions I've had to deal with as well. Heck, just writing these last 2 paragraphs has taken me over an hour because of all the phone calls from clients being thrown at me. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to get calls from clients, I'd be worried if the phone never rang for days...

Speaking of phones, my trusty HP iPaq 912 is starting to give me problems... it's really strange, it's like how Windows gets after a while of using it, it just.. slows down.. for some reason it's getting unstable and slower and slower... I'm probably going to give it a hard reset soon and restore everything on it, but darn it!
And for some odd reason I've started growing interested in the iPhone, I've come across a lot of nifty gadgets that I think would be useful to me, but I guess I'm just a kid at a candy store holding a lollipop but distracted by all the other sweets around him.

Going back to my original topic. March has truly been a month of madness so far. The main issue is also because I've realized I'm literally 1/4 through 2010! 1/4!!! WTF!? I remember the post where I mentioned we had past the 21 days mark so we should be all new-years-resolutions-turned-into-habits...today is day 77 of 2010...week #11... woah. 41 more weeks left to live up to everything I expected from 2010... :P

The cool thing though is I have a set of goals I'd written down before the end of 2009 and every month on the 10th I re-read them to remind myself and see my progress. I've come to realize this is an absolutely fantastic thing to do to make sure I stay on track so when Dec 2010 comes I don't feel like I've accomplished a lot (which is what I felt for 2009) but I feel like I've achieved my goals (what I did lack a bit in 2009). I strongly recommend this.

Another thing I've come to realize is to learn to trust your gut instinct. Sometimes, there's a reason things don't feel right. I mean I'm not saying that if it doesn't feel right, don't do it. Heck, having to be polite to an annoying client doesn't feel right but I have to do that, there's no point in starting a war with someone not on your level (kind of like stooping down to a heckler and fighting with him/her while on stage). Recently, with my comedy writing I've grown closer to realizing what "works" and what doesn't. I'm still sometimes off (I guess my sense of humor is still a bit.... weird) but watching my tapes at shows and open mics are extremely useful and re-enforces some of the bits I thought were good while making me realize things sound so different on stage or in my head than when heard by the audience.

Finally, I'll keep this entry short because I've actually planned out my day and right now I'm on the verge of going behind schedule (hard to plan client phone calls really) but the cool thing I can say is the last 10 days have been continual progress for me and I'm starting to reap the benefits of some seeds I'd sown before... mmmm let's see if I can nurture them into healthy flowers rather than wees :P



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