An Observation About Suitability

If you’re a highly sensitive person, maybe don’t agree to run the social media channels of an animal shelter. Ask me how I know.

HSP Nightmares IX

You’ve made plans to meet with a dear friend. You are looking forward to a cosy tête-à-tête. They bring an extra person.

Crossed Signals

I’m reading a book about a man who attends a Buddhist meditation retreat. I like being still and I like silence, so this should be all lovely, right? Wrong. Turns out that if I read about people meditating for an hour and a half straight, sitting on the ground with crossed legs, all I can [...]

I Hope This Helps

Instructions on how to approach me when I’m stressed and have retreated to my room and closed the door: 1) Don’t.

An Observation About Conflicts

Considering how uncomfortable I am with conflict, I have an astounding number of fictional arguments with various people inside my head. You will be happy to hear that I always win, too.

A Life Entrance Exam

I think I’ve come up with a quick way to figure out who’s a good egg*: Suggest a stroll through a pet cemetery. If they totally understand why you have to have  a little cry, they’re good. If they have a little cry too, they’re golden. *Not that I have people queuing up at my [...]

News Feed Surprises

A Facebook friend just posted a close-up of the IV line going into the back of her hand. I feel faint just telling you this, because I can’t help but think about it now and, well, woozy-woo. She joked about making it her profile picture, and if she does, I’ll bloody well have to hide [...]

So I Was Visiting A Friend.

This paper towel roll at my friend’s house was doing my head in and I finally had to go and turn it the right way up. The poor kid’s upside down, for goodness’ sake! Blood is rushing to her head! Yes, people, I even empathise with paper towel prints.

An Observation About Relationship Problems

Things I dislike about my SO: 1) He sneezes too loudly. So very loudly. Have to cover my ears if I manage to notice in time that a sneeze is forthcoming. It’s too loud even if I’m on another floor in the house. How is it bloody possible to sneeze so loudly? Do sneeze mufflers [...]

An Observation About The Little Signs

I can tell I’m getting overwhelmed with life when I write down meeting up with a dear friend as a chore on my weekly to-do list.