I may have Aspergers Syndrome but.... It does not mean that I am broken; nor does it mean that I am indeed of what you think is a 'cure'. I am still a person behind the label. We have thoughts too, you know; we love and hate, we cry and laugh. I'm human too. … Continue reading I may have Aspergers but…
I know what you're thinking: "What's she on about now?" I'm tired of being told indirectly that I should feel shame for having Asperger's-such as being mocked for my dull voice, mimicked in my knowledge, or people trying to force eye contact to make me feel uncomfortable. Because being on the autism spectrum is pretty … Continue reading Here’s why I love having Asperger’s.
Good morning.- Can I be honest? It has been a privilege for me to interview various people from the age of fourteen-and I love it. It's one of my favourite parts of blogging. But you could probably say that it's unusual. (And I'm eighteen now!) At first it wasn't something to be taken seriously-this blog … Continue reading “What makes a good interview?”
On this blog, I often write about my life, and how it has been impacted by being diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome. Nowadays, I'm quite happy with it; it's just a part of me what makes me 'me'. But I really use to dislike myself because of it. For this post, I wanted to write a … Continue reading Why I use to dislike having Aspergers Syndrome.
Kindness is a virtue, but this world can lack it at the best of times. In light of recent events, I decided to write a list of 30 ways to read kindness: Give money to a homeless person. Better still, buy them a bacon butty. Or a tea. Offer to do a job for somebody. … Continue reading 30 ways to spread kindness.
This was a rambling note to myself-and indirectly to you, my readers-I wrote in my bullet journal, having been socially isolated, mocked, etc.This was my response, something I found really hard to articulate, edited and added to. And I wanted to share it with you. Here's a wish of mine; yes, I know that you'll perceive … Continue reading A wish of mine that will never come true.
It wasn't too long ago that I was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome; to be honest, it wasn't really a surprise. I was always the lonely kid, with their head stuck in a book, too knowledgable for their own good, and way too nosy too boot. But since then, promoting Aspergers Syndrome has become more and … Continue reading Why promoting Asperger’s syndrome is important to me.
For a while now, I've felt sick and tired. Why? Because various people made me feel ashamed to be on the autism spectrum, when really, it has a lot of benefits. And, all the people I've met with ASD are pretty cool. I had to make a list as to why I love being on … Continue reading 13 things I love about having Aspergers Sydrome.
There's this feeling I just love...I love feeling powerful. Throughout various points in my life, I was made to feel ashamed-particularly to do with my Asperger's and the diagnosis. It felt good to take just some power back, to just be happy with myself. As a result of this, I wanted to share my tips … Continue reading 10 ways to feel powerful, right now.
Life should be so simple at times, right? Wrong! There are a lot of lessons to be learnt-and to be honest, I'm still learning a lot daily. So, here is something I wanted to share with you-and it's my version of a top eighteen on my list. Help will come to you, if you ask … Continue reading 18 Things learnt in eighteen years.
* This post was inspired by an Anastacia lyric: "They say timing/is everything/but nothing you control" This is from a song called 'Time', originally found on her Anastacia album, but was also recently released as a live version on her A 4 App version. I was listening to a live version of the song Time, … Continue reading “Timing is everything”
Well....we live in politically interesting times, don't we?* An issue that I've seen floating around on several blogs is; "Should blogs be political?" And, if I'm completely honest, I'm a bit divided about this. Therefore, for this post, I wanted to weigh up the pros and cons, and for people to decide whether they should … Continue reading “Should blogs be political?”
Disclaimer: this post is about my experience of Aspergers Syndrome, and is relative to my own experience. But I cannot take responsibility for any action taken as a result of reading this. I'm tired. Really I am. And not in the 'physical sense'. I am SICK and tired of being stereotyped, based on my ASD. Rainman isn't the … Continue reading Here’s a stereotype that I’m sick of.
Please be warned that this post is a bit of a rant, and I may sound unreasonable at times. Social media. Oh, social media. I have defended you, loved you, and become a fan in equal measure. But I am REALLY SICK of how you're being used. More specifically; to spread drama, create rumours, and adding … Continue reading Why I’m Starting To Dislike Social Media.
"What does it feel like to have Aspergers?" It's a question that I've been asked previously, and one that I've struggled to respond to. To have Aspergers is completely subjective, as it's a condition that's on a Spectrum; so what I may write in this post may differ from the experience of other people. It … Continue reading “What does it feel like to have Aspergers?”