I can't believe we're less than five days away from September. Where has the time flown? I've been keeping so busy running my new office but despite the new responsibilities, I'm happy I made the move. Yes, I still have to deal with misophonia annoyances, but I've come to accept that it's just a fact of life for me. One time this week I snapped at one person standing at the bank teller next to me because he was drumming his hands so fast and loud, I thought my head would explode.
Despite having a quasi-long commute (I deliberately did NOT live in the city for fear of potential misophonia triggers), it's been wonderful having a quiet retreat away from the office to decompress. Being able to have a minimal trigger environment outside of work has been a godsend - especially when I'm in a small office with a coworker who loves crunching potato chips from a HUGE crinkly bag, crispy apples, muttering under her breath... And of course, she gets annoyed at me if I wear earbuds to focus on my work because she'd rather ask me questions from her desk across the room instead of getting off her butt and walking over to my desk. She even had the nerve to call me to get my attention. Don't get me started...
Well, it's 10 p.m. now and I'm just wrapping things up at the office. (Yes, I'm serious. A proposal had to get out tonight and there was no way I was going to miss the deadline.) So, that previous snippiness in the previous paragraph might have something to do with my being tired from a 16-hour day.
Hopefully I'll be able to write my next post this weekend. (I worked the previous two weekends, which is why it's been so long between posts.) What can I say? It's all part of the joys of managing (and soon to be owning) a company. No rest for the weary... %-)