It’s Friday. Here’s what I’m looking at, for today:
- For the second day in a row, I have to get into work earlier than usual (which leaves me limited time to blog);
- I have too much to do today. I won’t be able to do it all. There’s no way.
So how am I feeling, in the moment? Rushed. Annoyed. And I’m having anticipatory guilt.
Anticipatory guilt? What the hell is that?
Well, I’m expecting that guilt will be on my plate today, because
- I don’t like being annoyed.
- I will have to prioritize and make decisions about what I do and what I don’t do.
- I will probably question some of those decisions.
- Some tasks will remain undone by the end of the day.
So, my dear readers, we’re looking at a Friday that is Fraught with Guilt Potential.
I’ve noticed that, these days, there are catchy names on the internet, for the days of the week. For example, I’m aware of Throwback Thursday.
I wonder if there are catchy names for Friday that involve the potential for guilt? Somehow, I doubt it. I think most characterizations about Fridays have to do with relief, not guilt.
For example, I’m aware of this one:
Thank God It’s Friday, often abbreviated to TGIF.
Personally, I’m looking at this kind of TGIF:
Try Guilt, It’s Friday
I don’t know about you, but I don’t find guilt a helpful feeling. Like worry, guilt doesn’t do me any good these days.
So as I’m looking at my own Special of the Day — that offer of “Try Guilt, It’s Friday” — THIS is how I’m going to reply, right now:
Thanks, but no thanks. And, I would like to take this opportunity to change that TGIF to something else. How about these, instead?
Try Groaning, It’s Friday.
Try Griping, It’s Friday.
Try Grinning, It’s Friday.
Try Gratitude, It’s Friday.
Try Growing, It’s Friday.
I’ll probably do all of the above, at some point during today. And that’s fine, because those are all better than guilt.
I don’t know about you, but I feel better now.
What’s missing, before I end this post? A picture, of course! Haven’t you been paying attention???
(As I mentioned at the top of my post, I’m starting out this morning annoyed. And when I’m annoyed, I tend to get pissed off at certain things, including my sense that people aren’t paying attention. So don’t take it personally. It’s not you. It’s me.)
So where was I, before that digression in the parentheses?
Oh, yes. A picture. Let’s see what I have, on my iPhone ….
Here’s a photo I took yesterday, of something I have in my office:
It’s a gift I got, around this time last year– an action figure of one of my heroes, Carl Jung. I took that photo, yesterday, because I thought I might want to use it in today’s post.
I was right!* So let’s end with this one:
Try Goofiness, It’s Friday.
Gotta run! Thanks for reading, today.
* I’m a good guesser. Here’s another guess of mine: I’m not going to be the only one who uses this title for a blog post today.