An Observation About How I Failed

Few things are more saddening, discouraging, and embarrassing than when a gift you lovingly selected – or worse yet, made – is received with lukewarm politeness. #whathaveidone

An Observation About Walks

My SO and I decided to start going for a walk after work, to shake off the working day, air out our heads, and get a spot of exercise after sitting at the computer all day. Could not be done. Turns out he wanted to go for a dash and I for an amble.

An Observation About Grief

Some of you may know that my brother passed away in July quite unexpectedly. He was the first of my actually-nearest-and-dearest to pass, so this is my first experience of deep, dark, relentless, all-consuming grief. I actually and naively assumed that my highly sensitive, acute, intense grieving would chip away at the sadness and longing […]

It’s Not About Me, After All

Well, hello. Last week I fainted over a blood test again. At the vet’s. It was my cat’s blood test. I was holding him while the blood was being drawn and honestly didn’t think anything of it, but right after I’d returned the bandaged kitty back into his carrier, I folded into a neat little […]

Life in the time of corona

My natural tendency to steer clear of people is finally useful, if not downright responsible and applauded.

You Can’t Unring A Bell

If I push the stop button on the bus for the wrong stop, I will, indeed, get off the bus on that stop and walk an extra mile rather than needlessly inconvenience the bus driver.

An Observation About Zones

Now, since language matters and it’s e.g. important to know we’re highly sensitive as opposed to too sensitive… Do you think it would help to reframe “getting out of your comfort zone” (and being uncomfortable) in terms of “getting into your curiosity zone” (and exploring)?

An Observation, And A Question. Please Vote.

Hello. I’m a lifelong introvert and homebody. I’ve been getting a bit antsy and irritated with this whole working from home and self-isolating thing. Is it because a) some of my introverted homebody happiness was dependent on it being a choice, OR b) it’s a change and who likes change?

When Is It My Turn, Though?

Hello from the home office! I’ve recently found something even worse than phone calls: Google Hangout meetings. I’ve had three so far, with with five other people, and they’re hell. How are you supposed to read people whose heads are all lined up on my screen, staring down at their screens? How does turn-taking work?? […]

An Observation About Shared Spaces

Due to staff changes and office rearrangements our office of two has been a home to four for the past few days. The chatter and the comings and the goings and the phone calls and the people stopping by to say something to someone have left me a complete wreck. When I get home I […]