Blogging helps me through my guilt.

I live in a permanent state of guilt.
As I sit down today to begin typing on my keyboard,
I look around and think,
“I should get up and do something”.photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/english106/4357375513/">English106</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>
I can see the layer of dust on the fireplace,
and the floor needs hoovering,
I know I should start to make lunch,
and what about all that ironing?

I haven’t made my bed yet,
nor cleared away the morning dishes.
The kids return to school this week,
and the books and uniforms are yet to be bought.
I have quite a number of phone calls to make,
and a mountain of paperwork to attend to.
I have so much to do,
that I don’t know where to start.

I have however discovered,
that there is only one solution,
to help me through this guilt of mine.
And for no fee I will happily share it with you.
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I just stay where I am and keep on typing.

Sadly it has no effect whatsoever,
on the chores that need doing,
but as I lose myself in my blog,
I forget about dust, dishes, lunch,
and, dare I admit it, children.
As I type my latest “masterpiece”,
I feel happy, satisfied, proud,
and would you believe it,
I feel not one ounce of guilt.

I highly recommend it.

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35 thoughts on “Blogging helps me through my guilt.

    1. I know what you mean, and the worse thing is that my husband is a tidy freak, so when things get bad he starts tidying around me. This may seem great to some but only heightens my guilt (while I type!). πŸ™‚

  1. I know what you mean. Sunday is usually spent finding blogs to read, when so much other stuff needs to be done. If writing alleviates your guilt, write away.

  2. I agree wholeheartedly – I’d have such a clean house if I didn’t have broadband!!
    Now that I’m writing a book, I’m kinda validating my tapping on the keyboard a bit more, if only for a few months πŸ™‚

    1. You deserve every minute you get to relax, even if it is writing a book. You must be one of the most productive people I’ve never known. πŸ™‚

      1. Not at all Tric and my husband would certainly disagree with you – mountain of ironing to do today and a hotpress that looks like clothes have been thrown into it ( which isnt far from the truth!!)

  3. Great post, my friend! I find that the chores are always there…but that inspiration that you just felt needs to be taken care of now! The dishes be damned…they’ll still be there when I finally push the “publish” button!

  4. tric, i can so identify with this. as i write this response to you, my feet are propped up by my pile of laundry. ah well, life is short – enjoy it )

    1. Yes I agree, and most things do get done eventually. I suppose if you were my husband you might think I have my priorities wrong, but as you are a fellow blogger I know you agree I have my priorities just right! πŸ™‚

  5. I have to agree! If writing is in your blood, nothing will stand in your way. You’ll have to allow yourself a little ‘super focus’ before you sit down and swoop through the chores in an hour, leaves you 23 to write!!!!

    1. Yes I have become super fast at clearing up. Someday when my gang are all grown up I will have so much more time for writing. Nice thought.

  6. tric, blogging does make one feel guilt-free, just like in a confession (or group therapy) one shares his/her story with others and feels comfortable than before. It’s a self-analysis and self-cleansing process to some extent. It makes one feel good and relaxed, and that’s why blogging can become so addictive. Then again, perfection is often overrated, so a few minor mistakes here and there mustn’t really feel one guilty at all times (unless it’s a major fiasco.) Little guilt is good, because it helps us to self-correct and strive for perfection. Thanks for a good thought-provoking post.

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