One thought I have been trying desperately to quash of late is the gnawing doubt as to whether I actually fit in even amongst my fellow autistics. I have read all the blogs by other autistic people as to how they found the online autistic community and suddenly felt a sense of belonging: like they… Read More The trials of being nice.
[When I started writing this post just after the offending day I didn’t expect to have *quite* so much to say! I’m going to publish in two parts because I think it splits quite nicely between home and work life in post sizes which are a bit more in-keeping with my style – I don’t… Read More Musings on functioning labels (AKA a day in the life) – Part 1
I realised I can probably come across quite pessimistic on many issues relating to autistic people. I haven’t been around the autistic ‘scene’ long enough to say I am fed up with how we are ignored and marginalised by those claiming to help us but, nevertheless, I am angry about it. I make no apology… Read More Supporting Autistics
Today is an ironic day for me to be writing about success. Today I managed a grand total of 90 mins of work before sprinting out from an ongoing meeting on the verge of a meltdown. My shame kept me from returning to then office all day. Tomorrow I will be spending at home to… Read More Ode to Success
Something I have realised over the past few days is that I don’t deal well with office holiday time. In the past few weeks most of my bosses and colleagues have been in and out at various times taking holidays with their families. Not having children of our own my husband and I are not constrained… Read More Challenging Holidays
Having just been diagnosed I am learning how much is too much in terms of sensory stimulation and social interaction. In my 28 years of undiagnosed existence I haven’t experienced being acceptance for my autistic traits. When I was a child I was labelled ‘shy’, ‘quiet’ and ‘boring’ for my individual pursuits and tendency to… Read More Sorry, I’m sick
A bit odd. Not quite normal. Slightly inconsistent. A little off the mark. … It’s funny. I wrote this and accidentally published it. I was going to write more. I came back to it and was terrified when I mistakenly read what I had written as somebody else’s comment on my post. Those phrases cut… Read More Beginnings