Wednesday, April 04, 2007

On Guilt

The current combination of incredibly hectic job (oh that I could safely blog about the goings-on at the moment), EMBA, family and ongoing house fit-out (I'm beginning to understand what Petrocelli used to go through) means that I'm constantly wracked with guilt.

Whatever it is I'm doing (such as writing this blog entry, eating, or playing the odd game of Desktop Tower Defence (many thanks to John Biesnecker for that little time-eater) or taking Frankie (NB - new photos on Flickr) to Gymboree) I'm wracked with guilt that I should be doing one of the other things. If I change to doing the thing I'm feeling guilty about, the guilt just shifts to one of the other things.

My mother arrives tomorrow, I have 2 essays to write, was just presented with 1500 pages of new material for the next course module in 15 days time, I have over 50 people to recruit at work, I have to spend more time with YY and Frankie and I must get back down the gym (failed miserably to run 5km without stopping for breathers yesterday and I'm 3kg heavier than the start of the year).

I can safely say that I also feel guilty about reading virtually nothing except my course materials (which isn't very good value for money with the books I have and subscriptions to the Economist, ft.com and HBR) and about not having the time to do the follow-up reading after the courses are complete...

I'm glad I'm not religious.

5 comments:

NewsElephant said...

are you possibly guilty of being the author of your own misfortune?

basil said...

Mr Sheep - thanks for destroying all of my future spare time. You thought it was an innocuous comment when you stated "many thanks to John Biesnecker for that little time-eater". OK I didn't have to follow the link did I but why did you put it there? Was it to seduce weak willed obsessive people like me? My brand new Playstation3 has now become a 60gb black elephant (not to be confused with a history or news one).
btw what's your top score?

DB said...

Sorry about that. I think it's 5673

basil said...

Arggghhhh - that's even worse! I can't break out of the 3000's. I presume that's on medium mode?

DB said...

Yes indeed. You need to click the 'bring on the next wave' button (whatever it's called - I daren't look or I'll start playing it) as early as you can to earn bonus points.