Yes, Tassie is a fantastic place to live, but the downside is finding consistent work – that can be tricky depending what you do.
I really need the structure and routine of regular work to keep me focused and on track, otherwise I can really crash.
On the rejection sensitivity, I find that when someone (but especially my wife) tells me about something I “could have done better”, I get really defensive at first, then I start feeling enormously depressed and hopeless – not a great outcome. It is usually so out of proportion with whatever the conversation was about, that I often can’t even remember what started the whole thing off. But this is far worse than it ever used to be – whether it is changing due to age or something I don’t know, but its a pain!