I’ve decided to make a few changes around here, mainly just to make myself less discoverable by the day job. I seem to be in this constant struggle between being a naturally private person and needing to write my heart out. Why don’t I just make this whole thing private then you ask? Because believe it or not, being read is a pleasant bonus.
Speaking of work, open plan offices is a disaster for introverts. Does anyone hide in the office toilets? I do. Being out in the open all the time makes me edgy. Plus, I can’t slack off. I can’t take a break and surf the net for 10 minutes because people can watch my screen all the way from the other side of the office. So I end up working non-stop for hours with my only breaks being the trip to the water machine and the toilet. It’s a tough grind five days a week and slowly, I find myself spending more and more time in the bathroom.
It’s gotten to the point now where I take my phone in with me so I can satiate my internet hunger, text people I actually like, and take a dump at the same time. Speak of efficiency in the work place! (Ok, a lot of times, I really just sit and read and text.)
Sitting with my back to an open space of a hundred people is generally just anxiety-inducing. Guess it’s made worst because I’m an introvert, but being able to get away for a (usually not smelly) breather is a life-saver. Doesn’t hurt that they keep the toilets brand-spanking-new clean, I can actually get some reading done!
And speaking of THAT, I really need to get reading. All my reading and writing have been dumped on the wayside for this thing called slacking. I hope to write here at least once a week. Let’s hope that habit sticks.