It’s not personal.

I take things very personally. I’m oversensitive and I have a tendency to overreact to statements that on examination are utterly benign. I have bad ears. I hear criticism and judgement and condemnation in the mildest of comments. It makes me defensive and impedes conversation; often, it’s over nothing at all…

music notes: pick me up playlist

“the first thing i do in the morning, after i get up, start the coffee maker, and curse the toaster oven which refuses to work no matter how many times we replace it, is to settle in to read blog posts on WordPress. it’s a way to ensure that the morning doesn’t start off on a sour note.”