Tax Day

Two weeks ago as I drove home from a terrible Opening Day Mets loss, (they just needed ONE strike to win!), I thought to myself I need to find another hobby.  A hobby that didn’t take up a significant amount of my time, energy and money.  

As I pondered, I remembered my appointment with my accountant last year.  I told her I was writing a book and brought the receipts of expenses that would be deductible (the Writers’ Police Academy expenses, classes, research books, professional organization memberships, etc).  With no book published, she dismissed me and told me it was a hobby.  This year, she agreed my book was a business expense.

So far, writing is also taking up a sizable amount of my time, energy and money.  And also, like my love of the Mets, it’s often causing disappointment.  Maybe I need to find another ‘hobby’  🙂

More likely, I’ll just keep chanting Tug McGraw’s rallying cry, ‘Ya Gotta Believe!’

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