Back in Black…

Corporate black that is.

That’s right, I the infinitely jobless Kate Turville, have finally managed to wrangle a job.  It took six months, but that’s what happens in an uncertain climate.  I’ve ended up somewhere I never expected to be: the city.  I am now one in the masses that make their way into that jungle of skyscrapers and coffee houses to squint at a computer behind a desk for hours on end.  I don’t mind it as much as I expected, besides the constant body odour on public transport, being shoved every which way walking down the street, and the ever present feeling of guilt as I walk past the homeless with their hands outstretched.  Yep, I’m a corporate.

But that’s not the reason I’ve vanished from the blogosphere for the last month and a half.  That has to do with a certain Xbox One eating our data limit and trouble trying to switch to a company that will give us unlimited data.  But now I’m back and very much happy to be here.  I just have to flex my writing muscles a little.  They’ve diminished to the size of a pea and seem content to stay that size.  Will power is key here.

To all my loyal friends and followers, I’m sorry for the silence and hope to make it up to you one post at a time.  It’s not too late is it?  I’ll bake you cookies… 🙂

Is bribery for loyalty illegal?

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Does introvert fit?

I’ve been reading a lot of posts on the blogosphere, and a recurring theme has emerged. It seems many writers consider themselves introverts. Who would have thunk it? I also considered myself to be an introvert, but some of the characteristics didn’t quite fit. I had aspects of the extrovert. Sometimes I was loud, I loved company and felt more energy when around people. I also needed time to be alone, would get irritated if people tried to contact me and think a lot before I say anything. But I couldn’t be both could I? I shrugged it off as another category I didn’t quite fit in to.

I was introduced to the concept of the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) not too long ago and for me, this fits the bill perfectly. It may do so for you as well. Identifying HSP has helped me to understand myself and the way I work, as well as how to deal with it when my little quirks flare up.

If you feel that the classification of ‘introvert’ doesn’t fit, have a look at this website: The Highly Sensitive Person. You may just find you’re a crazy little HSP like me. You can even do a self quiz that determines whether it’s likely you are. About 20% of the population have it, so don’t be too surprised if you do too. You might just find that you understand yourself a little better after reading about it.