I took today off to complete the feared and dreaded Free Application for Federal Student Aid, otherwise known as the FAFSA. We had our taxes finished earlier than we’ve ever had them done, had all my 401K paperwork, financial statements, etc. at the ready and had planned to spend the better part of the day completing the mountain of paperwork, due in just four days. I printed the 72 page FAFSA instruction booklet and had it at the ready.
I sat down at the website at about 5:45 this morning, coffee in hand. I was finished by 6:30am. (This is one instance where it pays to have a very, well let’s say simple financial status. )
So now I have the whole day to play. However, I find I’m not very good with unstructured time these days. I tend to operate at my most efficient when I have piles of things on my to-do list, or a house guest coming. Today, I have neither. The kitchen floor needs mopping, and I need a haircut. I could probably do about 4 loads of laundry, and I need to hit the grocery store for a few things. I need to make a few doctors appointments. Will I mop the floor today? Probably not. It seems house work is the easiest and first thing to put on the back burner.
My first order of business is to walk the dog. After that, it’s anyone’s guess as to what I’ll accomplish today, if anything. Other than the dog’s constitutional, I have no obligation to complete anything. Oh the freedom!