Hello online world. I have missed you and your cathartic nature. Well...it’s been over a year! So much has changed yet so much is still the same. But I’m only going to focus on the biggest new thing which I think is going to drive my further blogs: I am training to be a … Continue reading What’s new?
So I had an Occupational Health appointment this week. The referral was made back in February when I was having a few panic attacks. My workplace wanted to refer me and I had mixed feelings. I've heard that people who go to occupational health are just one step away from being booted out and I … Continue reading Taking the plunge: part 3 (Occupational Health)
My writing in the past few months has been sporadic though that reflects how my life is right now. I've been very busy with work. Long story short the year 11 drama students have had many different teachers so I've been helping out a lot making sure they are performance ready. A lot of people … Continue reading Why I’ve not been blogging?
Wanting acceptance by all Ordinary folk just like you Really wanting just to be Living my life Don't bother me! All you see is difference but, Uniqueness benefits us all To make the world more varied Instead of living in ignorance Study up on autism and, My difficulties won't seem that trivial at all During … Continue reading World Autism Day – Acrostic poem
There are times when I feel like I'm not coping with my autism and I'm letting it control me. However, on reflection I am actually in more control of it then I give myself credit for. I wanted to share with you my lovely readers some of strategies I, as well as many, use to … Continue reading Being in control of my Autism: Practical strategies
I'm trapped by fear It grips my throat Taking away my breath I've been choked Left breathless I sit and think How can I stop it From making me sink Further down I plunge into the dark Without a light Not even a spark Nothing to help me See where I'm going I am lost … Continue reading Stuck in Fear
Here's another post to add to the mini series 'Autistic Quirks'. This one is going to be about echolalia and vocal stimming. A quick definition before I go on - Echolalia is the repetition of phrases, words or parts of words. It is common more in autistic children but I still find myself doing this … Continue reading Autistic Quirks: Echolalia and Vocal stimming
I am always humbled and completely surprised when I receive these types of awards because there are so many wonderful and amazingly talented bloggers and I'm just someone who writes randomly when I feel like it. I want to put out a MASSIVE thank you to TheSilentWave who is so amazingly honest and raw which makes … Continue reading One Lovely Blog Award
As a child I was able to mask my weaker auditory processing skills (the process of brain interpreting sound). At school I just filled in the gaps when I didn't know what was said like copying what others were doing or looking at what I had in front of me. At home I just said … Continue reading Why I hate the phone?
A lot of my posts have been negative recently because that's how my life has been. However, not everything about my autism is doom and gloom. I have many quirks that I attribute to my autism. So here's a post about one: equalising. Equalising, as I describe it, is the need to feel equal sensation … Continue reading Autistic Quirks: Equalising