This is a strange time of the year. The peak of winter’s difficulties seem to climax right about now. We live in a country that likes to welcome spring with a financial reality check, aka taxes, that often leaves everyone depressed, frustrated, and irritated until all one can do is laugh and silently think, “fuck it”. I know, not the most ladylike of ways to put it, but let’s say life has graciously gifted me with a connection to my inner potty mouth in the last few years.
Wouldn’t it be great if doing your taxes was a wonderful thing? A time when you could reflect back and realize all the money you contributed made a difference, was budgeted responsibly by all those who collect your taxes? Wouldn’t it be refreshing to sit down and complete the forms and feel smarter and more intelligent? Wouldn’t it be nice to know, you do understand English? Wouldn’t it be nice to feel proud instead of grateful for a sigh of relief you escaped? Why can’t doing taxes be a rewarding process? It could be. Why isn’t it? Because we can’t imagine it that way? Maybe. Maybe we should hire Disney to design new tax forms? Couldn’t the happiest place on earth design the happiest tax process too? All roads always seem to lead back to Disney after all. 😉
Remember what spring feels like, Don’t let narrow definitions of creativity cheat you out of the better qualities of life. Perhaps those memories, those feelings will build something better and happier in the future.