Boo... I just got off the phone with Brandon. Poor guy. This is frustrating.
He has taken a position in Oklahoma City as a College Minister. This job could not be more perfect for him as I know few other people in the world that are as skilled and devoted to relating with and caring for people. It's the thing about him that blew me away when we first started dating, what was that, 3 1/2 years ago. Geez.
In addition, he is also the best lead worshiper I have ever experienced. His passions and convictions are summed up in this. He is talented, but even more importantly, he is genuine. Brandon truly has a gift. I know, I'm partial, but you'll have to take my word for it.
So the glitch? He just had his taxes done. (Exactly. You say this word and everyone cringes.) Because of a few freelance worship-playing gigs he did that weren't taxed, he owes $700. Let's not compare this to the return he thought he was getting.
I guess this is a lesson learned. His CPA advised him from now that for any gig like that from now on he should set aside 30% of his profits for taxes. Self-employment double taxation. OUCH. Sad day, but, he'd saved the money from those exact gigs, so will have the money to pay it off. That's a blessing in and of itself.
Oh, well. This is the journey, right?
Photo taken by Carl Zoch.