Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Apologies

It's not that I've lost interest, or that I can't be bothered, but I'm really struggling to find the time to post or comment on other blogs this week. The truth is, I've got myself in a little bit of trouble.

I'm in my last week proper of salaried employment (then I'm on annual leave for the rest of December) and the chickens seem to have well and truly come home to roost. I've completely neglected the project I should have been working on over the last month as I've been concentrating on setting up the new company (and, admittedly, fast losing interest anyway) and I learnt this afternoon that I have a pretty high-powered meeting to bluff my way through tomorrow, and then a higher-powered still meeting with the prospective client on Thursday. And they're a bit too smart for me to get away with bluffing. I'm going to make an absolute prat of myself.

So, I guess it means a couple of late nights (it's about midnight here at the moment, and I have at least 2 hours work to do before bed) and no doubt some work over the weekend. It'll teach me a lesson, but even as I saw the danger signals I was incapable of doing anything about it. I JUST WANT OUT.

Well, as panicking is unlikely to help I'm just going to accept the deep pile of shit that I've buried myself in and face the consequences. I blame you lot, anyway, for getting me addicted to this blogging business in the first place!

24 comments:

... jacek ... said...

hey man, you'll be ok. Diligence, and hard work, thats what I say... er,,, no I dont, but diligence and hard work will get you through. And I feel ya on the lack of time issue.

best of luck

- moi

WDKY said...

If only it were that simple. Cheers though :-)

K.D. Morgan said...

You're right about not panicking. Just buckle down and do the best you can without letting the stress overtake you.

Wishing you luck.

WDKY said...

Thank you, KD. You always say something perfect.

e.e. said...

good luck cutie pie... I totally know how you feel, esp. with the losing interest part. I was wondering how you were doing.
And yes, we bloggers SUCK our precious time! But blame google!
Ehh, it's more fun than workin' if ya ask me!

WDKY said...

You're such a sweetie, Em... I'm doing fine, thank you, aside from this little fiasco! Do you know, I would so love not to go to these damn meetings though :-)

yoursecret said...

I suspect you'll bluff your way through the first meeting just fine, and have caught up enough before the second so that the only one who thinks you're slacking is yourself. You strike me as a lot like myself...your own worst critic when it comes to what's expected of you.
Tonight's a bit like cramming for an exam...you'll do fine. ;-)

NewYorkMoments said...

It will all be over soon. Look at it as if it were finals for university or something.

F*cking blogging is a timewaster anyway.

kimmyk said...

misery loves company....errr so they say.

FJL said...

I dissagree that blogging is a waste of time, it's lovely to have a network of mates on the web. I also feel WDKY that you are likely to find it's not as bad as you think it will be. I certainly always feel like that before presentations. I think everyone does. Try not to be tired, or you will indeed blow it. Be fulled up, and you will remember much more than you think.
Fi.

FJL said...

fuelled*

positronic said...

Good luck with your meetings. Always remember, when the meeting is "High Powered" flattery is a must. Recharge your fake smile too. Just in case.

Zoozan said...

nose / grindstone / nose

j said...

ah, you'll do fine. you have the end in sight. it's so, so close and you'll go out with a bang (in a good way).

buckle down now and freedom very soon.

Mine is a Gin said...

Good luck with all this. I'm sure you'll do better than you think you will. Last minute hard work with a good dollop of charm will do wonders.

Ginny x

PS And DON'T keep logging on here to check these messages!

Blueprincesa said...

You sound just like me when I was trying to write my exams! I feel your pain. Hang in there tiger.

Sky said...

W, you can charm your way through anything so I am sure you will do fine in the meetings. Don't stress about it, because it doesn't do any good anyway.

Sher said...

Thinking of you while I'm at my Holiday Party today at the Ritz.

Now then... get to work.

k o w said...

We've all been there before, update when you get the chance but pay the bills first.

NML said...

You'll pull it off, the work that is ;-) And we'll be here when you get back :-) Good luck x

lady miss marquise said...

Good luck, hope it all went well... have personally accepted the fact that my work performance will have to suffer through the next few weeks of Christmas partying... at least everyone else will be hungover and I've no important meetings tomorrow!

Blondie said...

I do hope it went all right for you. I'm sure you were just fine and able to make the best of it.

Bloggers are to blame? Well you did claim the fault of my "afflictions". I fully expect you to help take care of that then T!! ;-)
xx
R

Networkchic said...

I'm sorry you seem to be in such a 'tight' place. I do believe this too shall pass. It's going to be hard for awhile, but you are a strong man - you'll survive...just like the song says.

Annalis said...

I have no doubt that you will pull through with no problems. I find I do my best work when under pressure. Best of luck and yes, blogging can suck an amazing amount of time from daily life...