Is the job ever done?Submitted by US Wealth Napolitano on February 20th, 2019
By: Alexander G. Weiss, CFP®
Another year, and another set of projects are on my mind for the condo. Just last week we finally got the finishing touches on our new door (the mason fixed a few bricks). Thinking back to when I started this project, it was ‘the last one’ and the house would be perfect. Since I cannot sit still, before that project was complete, a new “to-do” list grew and one of our three closets has already been reworked and the others are in the planning stages. So why do I bring this up (outside of getting ideas for closet layouts) - it is to illustrate all good things are constantly a work in progress. From a house, to a relationship with someone, to even a financial plan.
So with this in mind, Ashley and I decided to do a few things we haven’t done before. First on the list was to attend a comedy show. If anyone has watched the show Parks and Rec, one of the main characters is played by Aziz Ansari. He recently hosted a show at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford Square a few weeks back and he was incredibly funny. We would have never thought to go to a comedy show and it was a fun change of pace.
Another recently discovered passion of mine is cooking/baking. Recently, Ashley got me a few cook books and one in particular is from the Great British Baking Show. They have all sorts of recipes for different treats, breads, and pastries. We had two big winners this year. Ashley made the famous Parker House Rolls. For a roll that looks so easy to make, it was quite a challenge. Maybe we should ask Tom Fletcher for some advice! The next winner was almond biscotti - which I made in honor of my Nana for Thanksgiving. The only issue with the biscotti being so good is that I ate half of them before anyone else knew they existed.
As I regress, I’ll ask again: is the job ever done? I would argue no. I believe we are driven to self-discover new hobbies, preferences, and ideas. Additionally (and arguably more importantly), we are hardwired from being complacent. It may be a despised to-do list or emails from your financial planner asking for updated insurance statements. Either way, I tend to think people can appreciate the sentiment of adapting to a changing environment.
Until next time…