[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
This weekend has been yet another lost weekend. Lost to meltdown and recovery. I can’t really remember what started it this time. Something about talking through my relationship with my husband that triggered utter meltdown. The thing is, it doesn’t take much to set me over the edge at the moment. Any vague sensory overload,… Read More Long-term Burnout
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
I have to say: this is an excellent explanation of executive functioning issues faced by people with autism. I can relate to SO MANY of the examples here!
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
Gosh, I’m feeling overwhelmed by the number of such great blogs from autistic women! There are people sharing such eloquent insights into what it is like to be autistic and this is fantastic, but sometimes I hardly know where to begin and what I can add. I guess I’ll just keep sharing what I am… Read More Working Smart
Since my diagnosis a lot of my relationships have ended. In fact pretty much all of them. Apart from my husband and my work colleagues, all of the people I am in regular contact with have stepped back from me in one way or another. There weren’t many of them in the first place, I… Read More Endings