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An Observation About Presence

My uncomfortableness with being watched appears to extend to a general other-people-are-present-ness. I’m far more productive when there’s no one around – I even prefer to empty the dishwasher or vacuum the house when SO is not at home.

An Observation About The Obvious

One of the things I’ve had to learn how to do as a detail-oriented, deeply processing HSP, is to go right ahead and state the blatantly obvious out loud, no matter how silly it feels. Turns out a lot of things aren’t blatantly obvious to other people.

The Little Big Things

SO and I put up new wallpaper in my home office two weeks ago. Every time I walk into the room now I take a moment to put my fists on my hips, admire the wallpaper, smile, and sigh with contentment. Its beauty gives me no end of pleasure.

An Observation About Memories

Right: am I the only one who has a Signature Sound of Embarrassing Memory? Every time my rambling mind thinks back to something stupid/wrong/inappropriate I did/said, I go “hmh”. Not a speaking “hmh”, but a humming “hmh” (typically a G4-ish note). I go “hmh” a lot. I also often try and pretend it was a [...]

An Observation About Outlook

I’m a curious mixture of pessimist and optimist: I fully expect things to go wrong given the opportunity (and there’s always an opportunity, as well you know), but I’m, deep down, also convinced that everything will turn out alright in the end. I also go full on pollyanna if someone actually verbalises a doomsday expectation, [...]

An Observation About Food

Boundaries! Boundaries! The sauce must not touch the salad. Such food plating atrocities can ruin a meal.

Be Prepared

One of the things I’ve finally learned since moving in with my SO is that he always allows time for eventualities. If he says it takes 40 minutes to drive somewhere, it will take around 25. If he says he will be back at around 9 o’clock, he’ll return at around 8:15. This gives me [...]

An Observation About Past To Present

Right: so once upon a time I tweeted something, someone answered rudely, I got palpitations, didn’t reply back, went on with my life, and more or less forgot about. Today, someone liked the rude reply, bringing the whole thing back to my notifications, and now my day is ruined, and I have to try and [...]

An Observation About A Good Talk

Let’s talk. Via a keyboard using our fingers.

An Observation About This Summer

As you may or may not have noticed, I posted less frequently over the summer. This was down to the simple fact that it was an exceptionally hot summer, and my home office – which houses my desktop computer with all my HSP related files, sites, and bookmarks – was unbearably hot for weeks and [...]