Posted by: vftmom247 | 2011/08/03


This time of year, there are a lot of deadlines floating in the air.  You’ve got school deadlines – Open Houses, kid well-check appointments, school clothes and supplies to be purchased.  There are property taxes dues, vehicle taxes due, car check-ups, animal check-ups, weatherproofing to name just a few off the top of my head.  Not to mention the passport and move deadlines.

It’s really easy to get caught up in these deadlines, to feel that you area a hamster on a wheel and the only way to get it all done is to keep moving frantically.

But what happens if you just get off the wheel?  Will the sky fall if all the school supplies are not purchased by the first day?  Will the world end if the car isn’t taken for an oil check by the date on the sticker?

It’s really important to keep the deadlines we impose on ourselves in some kind of perspective.  The oil changes and even the vet deadlines aren’t worth getting worked up about.  The passport deadlines are a different story.  According the the Powers that Be, tax deadlines are something to be concerned about – maybe, but only because of the late penalties.  If we have realistic, meaningful deadlines and stick to them (Procrastinators Anonymous now in session ;), then maybe we can get everything done – at least all that truly matters.



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