I love, love, love reading the articles on WordPress written by fellow autists. It's an amazing feeling to read something and feel like you understand that person. I hope when people read my articles they feel that way too. After 40 years on this earth of being misunderstood and feeling so lonely I finally feel … Continue reading We’re friends now! Want some Twizzlers?
I find myself obsessed with a family of osprey nesting in a cluster of tall trees nearby. It reminds me of Tony Soprano watching the birds in his pool. The joy of something wild and free, of raw nature. But don't worry I won't have a panic attack if they leave. We can sit in … Continue reading Me, Tony Soprano and the birds
I don't really care about the lives of celebrities but when Robin Williams died I fell apart. I cried as if my own favorite silly uncle had passed away unexpectedly. That's what it felt like. I grew up watching him. In Mork and Mindy he made us giggle and maybe some of us weird kids … Continue reading There will never be another Robin Williams
I've been reading a lot of articles about autism by autistic people and I am having all the feels. I love the autistic community online. I have found my tribe and they are very cool. They are brilliant thinkers, writers, artists, activists, scientists, researchers and on and on and we care about and relate to … Continue reading Gather your Unicorns. We are on the cusp of change.
I am a little nervous about my friends and family reading my blog. I worry that I will unintentionally hurt their feelings or piss them off. I tend to overshare or not at all. I enjoy writing but I need some parameters or I will go astray. My mission: to write with intention, to stay … Continue reading Write On
So there's this task I've been needing to do for months now and I just haven't been able to make myself do it. It involves waiting in line, filling out forms and maybe a test. I have terrible anxiety and executive functioning issues as well as demand avoidance so sometimes the more I need to … Continue reading Anxiety Society
I am new to blogging and I am having a great time exploring all the blogs. I hope to refine my blogging skills and make my page a place full of interesting ideas and helpful articles. I am looking for more blogs to follow so if you know of a fantastic blog about autism, autistic … Continue reading Blogging the Night Away
I don't like cuddling. I can't stand for someone to be constantly touching me. I start to feel claustrophobic, my heart goes too fast. Also, if someone touches me when I'm not expecting it I may jump or flinch or react in some way because the unexpected touch is like a shock to my senses. … Continue reading Not Cuddly
I've always wanted to be a writer. I hope I don't make too many writing mistakes. I am better at writing than speaking but still have trouble getting my ideas out sometimes and I have so many great stories in me. I am an intelligent person but sometimes when I attempt to explain something it … Continue reading Writing my soul
I've struggled my entire life with certain things. During college I studied psychology in an effort to understand myself and one day I learned about Aspbergers syndrome and wept. This was it. I suggested to my mom that maybe I had AS. She blew it off so I kinda disregarded it myself. I was hurt … Continue reading My Autistic Brain