Randomly, I met two women from Colombia yesterday -- in totally separate places. Did you know that you can't get good coffee in Colombia? I know! Apparently, they export all their good stuff and leave broken bits of coffee beans for Colombians. I can't tell you how this disappoints me. Juan Valdez where are you? (Congrats if you're old enough to get that reference -- oh my gosh, that's probably so racist now. You have to love advertising -- they never learn? A Kardashian fixing the BLM movement with a Pepsi?)
I also met one of my longtime heroines. Dr. Judith Orloff. She was here discussing her latest book, "The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Stratagies for Sensitive People."
What was so great about the discussion was just meeting other sensitives here in the Silicon Valley. Who knew? Anyway, I've been reading her for years, to figure out why I'm so weird and normal jobs never work out for me. It was nice to hear other people are overwhelmed by noise, scents, ugly surroundings, people's bad energy. I mean, I've always known I was "off" but it was really cool to meet a trained psychiatrist from UCLA, who still gets overwhelmed by something like carpet scents in a hotel. Anyway, I enjoyed her talk and everyone who showed up. My people.
I'm going to take bets that it was the one Silicon Valley event without an engineer at it.