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  • Moods

    What Goes Up, Must Come Down

    I appear to dislike this time of year or this time of year dislikes me. I feel like crud at the moment, my mood has been down for a few days. Today is dad’s birthday, he would have been 77 but he will always remain a young 72. And because of today, I wondered if this is the reason for my low mood and it struck me that I’ve considered this before, around the same time of the year. I’m missing dad, it’s around his birthday – makes sense. Then I discovered on Facebook that the drops in my mood happening around this time of year were happening before dad…

  • HSP

    Lie Detection – A Superpower

    What’s one of the worst things we can experience? Being lied to. To our faces!!! That breach of trust cuts most of us deeply, it is such a horrible thing to feel that someone cannot for whatever reason be honest. Oh, I know we all lie at times but mostly they’re harmless enough – little white lies. “The dog ate my homework” “I had a dodgy curry last night so I can’t come into work” “No, I didn’t take the last cookie” “I can’t go out tonight, I’ve got a headache” People mostly lie to protect themselves or others and most aren’t going to result¬†in the end of the world…

  • Relationships

    Learning how to People Again

    One of the hardest things I face is having to “people” with others. I think the fear of not being understood and others thinking I’m weird is what holds me back so the easiest thing for me to do is limit my time with them. The problem with that is you miss out on having some great interactions at times so I’ve decided I want to learn how to “people” again. Let’s face it, humans ARE social creatures and we have been since our species existed. I know many of us introverts say we’d love to live in a cabin in the woods, far from anyone and just be at…

  • Random

    Who Decides What is Beautiful?

    As I get older, I am increasingly frustrated with the expected standard of beauty. I think we can all agree that the media has a lot to do with our skewed idea of what we should look like and sadly it brainwashes far too many people. This creates such a vicious cycle. It also creates a lot of angst in those that society deems average or worse. When is this bullshit going to change? I’ve been thinking on and off about this for a while and I’ve got a couple of points I want to make. First Point. Women of a certain age. TBH this could cover women of any…

  • Random

    Life Can be Cruel

    We all have bills. I get that. We all have unexpected costs that pop up unexpectedly. I get that. I’m not the only person this happens to. I get it!!! Really I do. But at the moment I feel like I can’t catch a break. We have to move, our lease runs out in a few weeks and the house has been sold and the new owner wants to move in (as is her right). So, we are facing an extra financial burden. To move, we still need to keep paying rent here, plus come up with bond for a new place $1600, two weeks rent in advance $800, removalists…