Guilty as Charged: On Guilt and Writing and Life

I feel guilty all the time.

When I’m at work, I feel like I should be spending time with my nearly-84-year-old mom. Or possibly The Engineer if he’s home. At the very least, I should be available when Darling Daughter calls from college.

Sometimes I’m not.

If I’m doing housework or cooking, I feel like I should be writing.

And if I’m at the computer, I feel like I ought to be cleaning.

Or maybe exercising.

Heaven forbid if I sit down to read.

Somehow, I’m convinced that I ought to be able to fit in all these things and still have time to relax enough to be, well, serene and relaxed so I don’t drive everyone else insane!

Is this just a female thing?

Worse, could it possibly be just me?

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About kymlucas

"Taking care not to take love too seriously." Writer of smart, fresh, contemporary romance and women's fiction. Blogging about writing, reading, and more recently, dealing with the ins and outs of breast cancer.
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4 Responses to Guilty as Charged: On Guilt and Writing and Life

  1. Barb H says:

    It’s hard not to feel guilty. Life is filled to over flowing and you have to pick and choose. Not everyone wins. You have to do what is better for you. So your house isn’t as clean or you call your mother instead of seeing her, eat take out so you don’t have to make a big meal. You can’t be all things to all people. Those that love you will understand.

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  2. Yeah, whenever I do something, I think: “I should be doing the other thing.” It’s endless!

    Like

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