So, I’m still working on paperwork for the 2012 year. Holy Cow.
I began using WaveApps earlier in January as doing “it” by hand was just not cutting it any longer. What a marvelous piece of cloud based accounting software. As long as you understand basic bookkeeping you can use Wave Accounting software. The nice thing about Wave is it’s made in Canada and therefore has everything a Canadian small business or self employed person needs.
- I have been working in some form or other since about the age of 12.
- And I’ve been self employed for 95% to 100% of that time.
- The longest full-time job that I held lasted for 14 months.
- I’ve only had THREE full-time jobs in my life. I quit two and was laid off of the the other.
- Since quitting drugs seven years ago then smoking 16 months ago and finally drinking 14 months ago my life, career and creativity have stabilized… if that makes sense?
- I’ve held numerous part-time jobs over the years to get me out of the studio so to speak… stock-person, picture framer, sales clerk, children’s art instructor, gallery manager, inventory clerk, bathroom cleaner, newspaper girl, sign painter, room rental landlord etc.
- I’m healthier, happier and more driven when fending for myself to earn money.
- I’ve never been able to qualify for either life or personal health insurance and that has made me very sad at times but uber-driven to live a healthy lifestyle. And none of the three full-time jobs I had offered group insurance.
- I am 39 years old.
- Nifty fact… As a full-time self-employed artist living in Canada I can legally claim all clothing purchased that I wear to public art shows on my income tax as an expense against my gross income.
I also read this article on home offices on CBC today and found it rather interesting. All I can say is dot your I’s and cross your T’s.
The drawing above is called PaperWork is for the Birds.