I'm alright so far today, but yesterday was a very bad day for me, I was so stressed I came very close to a meltdown that would have resulted in the loss of my laptop through a Hulk Smash kind of moment, and it's all thanks to Microsoft and Windows 10. I haven't been a... Continue Reading →
I'm a little embarrassed to admit this but the other day I had an article I wrote posted on a writer's site and I plum forgot to let you all know about it. Now that I've remembered, here's the link, in case any of you would like to read about what it's like for me... Continue Reading →
Since I can't find the enthusiasm to post anything more serious today, I thought I'd go with something simple, and give you all a look at my girl Mollie, she had a haircut today and slimmed down to almost nothing. It's amazing what a difference a trim makes - if only I could slim down... Continue Reading →
This is yet another article on this subject that I feel a whole-hearted resonance with - I have experienced everything said here myself. I don’t talk about my anger issues any more. They are behind me now and I don’t like to dwell on negative things in the past. When I was younger I... Continue Reading →
Today I am suffering the agony of writer's block - not with regard to my books, I'm in editing mode on Where There's A Will and it's going really well, and I'm pretty sure if I were to sit down with one of my many book ideas I would have no problem there. No, I'm... Continue Reading →
Okay, as many of you will realise from my title, I'm a fan of Game of Thrones, I like both the books and the tv series, though with every season they become more and more separate. This post isn't really about either, however, so sorry to those who have found there way here because of... Continue Reading →
I have to agree with this, I don’t want to have to explain myself to people, I want them to understand what my condition is, why I am the way I am, and to give some consideration to the difficulties I have dealing with social situations.
I have written my entire blog around the theme of being “Anonymous” because many Autistic people are invisible, unseen and anonymous in the world. Autism is an “invisible disability” meaning you can’t tell someone is Autistic unless you ask them (or know Autism VERY well and are paying close attention).
People have awareness of Autism – they know exists, they know that Autism is a popular conversation, and it’s prevalence seems to be increasing. In 2014 it was estimated that 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
People know that Autistic children can have trouble in school and may be prone to meltdowns, but they don’t understand what causes a meltdown. Being aware that Autism exists and having acceptance of Autistic people are two very different things.
Today is World Mental Health Awareness day – but today I am NOT…
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Sometimes I wonder why I've chosen writing as a career. Okay, so I haven't exactly 'chosen' it, I've been writing for most of my life, I believe I'm better than average at it, and I have been out of work for a while so it seems sensible to try and make a living out of... Continue Reading →
I can so relate to this. If I could hide from the world, I would.
Sensory overload and sensory problems can be one of the most disabling aspects of being an Aspie. For me avoiding social situations is necessary for survival. Being constantly overloaded is stressful and bad for our health.
Apparently I am not the only person who can not handle a crowded restaurant, club, or other loud busy venue. If I force myself into these situations I can sometimes survive them but by the time I get home I implode into myself.
If I get overloaded it can take me hours to decompress. I have to remove myself from all sensory input and people the frustrating thing is it takes me a long time to recover once I’ve been overloaded and once I have one overload more overloads become more likely.