We are who we are for a lot of reasons

Last year (I think… I’ve lost all concept of time in 2020) I was asked an interesting question by an old friend: “Have you always been this shy? Or did something happen to you when you were little?” At the time I said, “I’ve always been like this”, which I believe to be true. AndContinue reading “We are who we are for a lot of reasons”

The curse of the hyphenated name

Dear Diary, I had a frustrating experience not too long ago while trying to make an online purchase. When I entered the billing address, I repeatedly got an error message telling me it contained invalid characters. After several attempts, I finally released what the invalid character was. The pesky hyphen in my name. I deletedContinue reading “The curse of the hyphenated name”

Embracing the new normal

Dear Diary, Life is pretty normal. I returned to the office about a month ago, part-time at first, but I’m back to full-time hours now. I’ve gone out for lunch and dinner a few times since COVID-19 restrictions eased, and even though I was nervous beforehand, it’s been fine once I’m there. Though I thinkContinue reading “Embracing the new normal”