I open my laptop to write and the words flow effortlessly; I open my mouth to speak and garbage comes out

Today I sent an email to a colleague, explaining a small project I’d started but had to hand over to him because I’ve been moved on to other things. And the layout of the code, the relationships between the abstract type and the work that must be done, was as clear in writing as in my head. Like… zero effort to write that shit down. Then he asked for a call too, and verbally, I’m about as graceful as a newborn cow. Why? I don’t get it. Anyway, not much of a point here, just an observation. Same brain, same concepts, but the delivery mechanism doesn’t seem to work properly when I have to speak.

Working from home is quite different to working at work. I’m getting plenty done, but following all the Slack messages, WhatsApp messages, and Skype calls flying about is difficult, and it seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day to do what I need to do.

Also my damn cats… You’d swear I’m here just to feed them. I can’t even walk to the bathroom without both cats following me around, unless they are occupied with their important daily tasks like sleeping. Even though normally I’d feed them once in the morning before going to work, and once in the evening after coming home, they will meow as if their very lives depend on more food at every hour of the day. “Feed me, hoooman. I require sustenance! Feeeeed meee”. And on those rare occasions where they don’t follow me, I’ll return to my office chair to find one of them has claimed it as her own. For the morning Skype meeting, Misty, the older cat, will sit in a chair beside me and stare me straight in the eyes for an hour and a half. Cats are weird.

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