The silence of this blog is due in part to me being a bit of a twat. You see I'm working too much. There's so much going on that I rarely have time to think, let alone blog. In my haste to make things happen, I discovered today that I've got up the nose of one or two of my colleges. It took me aback, as I'd no inkling.
It hurt a good bit too, as I like to think of myself as a self-aware gaffer who treats others with respect. Obviously not as self-aware as I'd thought.
Being unable to make an omelet without breaking eggs and not keeping everyone happy all of the time are useful adages to relieve the ambivalence of being a nice guy and also a twat. I suppose there will always be people who dislike you regardless. There will be some who really don't give a toss and others that think you're an alright guy who can sometimes be a goon.
"Professional jealousy," a trusted friend said to me "they just wished they had your job."
Mebby I've still got a lot to learn.
Onwards and upwards, eh?