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An Observation About Understimulation

Being understimulated is as bad as being overstimulated. Uninteresting small talk with shallow people; repetitive tasks that require no imagination day in and day out; endless, unchallenging drudgery of any kind – all as likely to make me implode as stress and overstimulation.

An Observation About Find & Seek

I would rather wander around the store for 30 minutes in search of a particular item than be a normal person and just ask a salesperson where I can find it.

Will I Ever Have Yogurt Again?

My favourite supermarket changed their layout. I am reeling.

An Observation About Mea Culpa

We had a bit of a problem at work the other day when I was under the impression we had agreed on A with the boss, whereas my colleague was under the impression we had agreed on B. General confusion followed, inconveniencing some customers, but the situation was fairly quickly resolved and the day continued [...]

Hello, Miss Judgemental Me!

I’m sorry to say that our new office intern is Miss Tight Vocal Fry personified, and I wish I could tell her to never speak ever around the office, because she makes my throat hurt. #releasethethroat!

Weighing The Options

Turns out working for an animal shelter is good for my personal development. I tend to be a people-pleaser, but as much as I hate saying no to people and disappointing them (!possibility of conflict klaxon!), I’d hate it even more if any of the rescue animals ended up in an uncaring, negligent home. If [...]

The High Cost of Sensitivity

My high sensitivity sometimes ends up costing me a lot of money (see e.g. Exhibit A). I will just have the same insurance plans and mobile phone plans and such for ever and ever, because changing them would require asking for offers and negotiating. Gaaah.

An Observation About Family

My lovely, lovely niece is 9 years old. She loves books and animals. She has always taken time to be alone in her room, to read and talk to her toys and to herself, and now write. She is full of compassion for all living beings. She notices how people are feeling and tries to [...]

An Observation About Pets

Our office intern has, among other pets, a hedgehog. She bought some live cockroaches as a treat for the hedgehog, but found she couldn’t bear to feed them to the hedgehog after all. The cockroaches now have names and a terrarium. I totally get this.

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.