Category: Asperger’s & Autism

  • Autism – Pros & Cons of Early Diagnosis

    Have you ever thought about the pros and cons of getting an early autism diagnosis?

  • Autistic Bath Towel Sensory Issues

    My possibly minor, but very real autistic sensory issues with bath towels.

  • My First Weighted Blanket

    I got my first weighted blanket today, and I have to say, I am loving it! It really is comforting and helpful to anxiety. It makes the chronic muscle aches of fibromyalgia feel a bit better too. I started with a 10 pound blanket, because I could barely lift the 15 or 20 pound ones […]

  • Poetry – Countdown

    Six! (countdown) Five! (until) Four! (my) Three! (next) Two! (breakdown) One! DAMN.

  • Transparent vs Whiny

    This morning I woke up thinking about my online reputation and what I would like it to be. When others read my poetry and personal blog posts (especially the ones having to do with mental illness, autism, or chronic pain/chronic illness) the things I strive to represent are honesty, openness, relatable vulnerability, realistic hope when […]

  • Covid Masks – What’s Your Experience?

    The whole covid mask thing has been a struggle for me. Probably for several reasons: #1 – I have bad asthma, especially in hot weather and wearing a mask makes it much worse. Sometimes to the point that I have to escape a store or building immediately so I can breathe again before I have […]

  • Holidays, Routine Changes, and Anxiety

    Been feeling stressed. I don’t know if it is because I am autistic or just part of my personality, but even the smallest changes to my routine tend to throw me off and cause a lot of anxiety…and the holidays seem to be filled with those kinds of routine manglers. For instance, tonight I have […]

  • Stressful Week So Far

    This week has been stressful. I’m not sure if I’m just overreacting to things because I’m autistic and hypersensitive to everything (especially changes in routine), or if this would even throw many normal people off their game, but since Monday: I had to wait hours at the BMV to renew my driver’s license and then […]

  • Obsessive Dark Fantasizing

    The last few days have been rough. I’ve been dealing with dark, obsessive thoughts that I know aren’t healthy for me to dwell on. Dark thoughts of restlessness, dark thoughts of jealousy and resentment, dark thoughts about relationships and craving attention, and dark thoughts about life and death. Craving attention might not sound like such […]

  • Jobs I Wish Existed

    I have a lot of amazing talents (thank you, autism)…now, if only more of those remarkable abilities were marketable! Here is a list of things I am awesome at that I wish I could get paid to do: Sudoku Master Snake Spotter Hidden Pictures or Spot the Difference Finder LEGO put-together-er Build a Bear Expert […]