Originally published on Medium Why don’t talks start with the punchline? Or at least, with what is the problem? In lay terms, really, even if your audience is all scientists. I want to know why I should care before devoting attention span. Also, brag a bit. Your findings are the first time this has been… Continue reading Thoughts I Have During a Science Talk
Is regret just shame hiding in nostalgia?
Is getting away about being in a new physical space or mental space?
I have a note in my pretty pathetic list of potential blog topics (since I usually just train-of-thought the moment I sit down to write): “girl doing cartwheels in Safeway parking lot.”
I am an overthinker. I ponder, I pontificate, I do everything in my power to think a problem to death. To suffocate it with details and research, to drive the final nail with a resolute hammer of a choice, only to then wonder if I put the nail in the right corner or the right coffin.
I’m trying to recognize when the excitement to do one of “all of the things” comes from the place in my brain that buzzes when it’s distracted by something new or when it feels hyped up rather than from a place of inner peace and clarity.
I am a true, full introvert. Not even a question. I remember taking some sort of personality test when I was young, maybe Myers-Briggs or something similar. It must have been back in high school or even middle school. However old I was, it was an age when I was struggling with fitting in and… Continue reading Tuesday Morning Coffee: Notes from an Introvert