Conflict of Interests

I’m having a bit of a conflict of interests between I know I should do and what I want to do. The conflict: Should I spend the $100+ on the fancy podcasting mic I want for this blog now, and delay putting away money in my savings account so that one day I could by my own car, or should I put away the money I would spend on the mic in my savings account and by the mic sometime in early July?

The logical side of my brain is shouting, “PUT THE MONEY AWAY IN SAVINGS AND BUY THE STUPID MICROPHONE LATER, YOU MORON!”

The other, less rational side of my brain is also shouting, “BUY THE MICROPHONE NOW! YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO! YOU PROMISED ALL OF YOUR BLOG READERS THAT YOU WOULD GET ONE TOO! DON’T DISAPPOINT THEM!”

So I’m stuck at a crossroads. I want to do what’s logical and just wait, but I also feel that if I wait, recording the podcasts will be pointless. A third of the summer will be gone by then, and Jon, one of my main friends I planned on recording my conversations with, will be out of town. So, I’m stuck. It’s not like delaying saving the money will delay my purchase of a car, so there really isn’t any reason to not go ahead and spend the dough aside from what I know about my spending/saving habits (I like to spend; I hate to save).

I think I’m going to just “dive in” and spend the money and save later. I know it’s procrastinating, and I will probably have a lot of difficulty in trying to make up for the lost money, but it makes more sense to buy the mic now rather then later. If I don’t buy it now, then I might as well not buy it at all and just ditch the whole podcasting idea altogether.

I really like the idea of podcasting, though. I think it would at a lot to this blog, but it’s becoming more and more difficult to see as a “real” option… I don’t know what I’m going to do. I think I’m going to sleep on it and see how I feel about it in the morning.

Today was another lazy day. All of my friends were either busy or stuck at home, and the weather was horrid, so I suffered through another day stuck inside the house. I’ve noticed that I’m feeling more pessimistic and depressed lately, and I believe that has a lot to do with two things: 1. Being bored out of my mind, and 2. Lack of exercise. So, in an attempt to cheer myself up, I walked a half-mile on the treadmill and then ran 2.1 miles (with the wind helping me and going against me in different parts of the run). After running, I went to work on the bench press and lifted the pyramid of various weights that I used to lift in my Fitness and Conditioning class that I took last semester. It was nice to get back into a physical-workout again, and I’m feeling pretty good now. All I need to do is get back on a regular sleeping schedule, and life should be cheery again.

That’s all for today. Look for another post tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that, and the day after that…. 😛

-Will

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