#ActuallyAutistic

I am, officially, #ActuallyAutistic. No, not like Rain Man. I have no significant heightened ability to count or calculate anything. And no, I’m not like Sheldon Cooper. I’m no genius (though that’s probably pretty obvious), and I do have some grasp of humor, sarcasm, humility and empathy. I’m not like Temple Grandin, I wasn’t non-verbal…

Guinea pig love

So, we have guinea pigs now. My son, my little man, as I often call him, has been dying for a pet. We’d talked about a dog, gone to a shelter and ¬†looked and found none that would work in our home. My son left crying when I had to explain to him it wouldn’t…

I believe in love.

I really do. I believe in being caring and loving to other people. I don’t know if I show it in a way that other people ‘get’ but I do sincerely try. It’s hard, at times. Communication is something I struggle with. Talking to people directly is very difficult at times. Often, I feel like…

Know Thyself

I know I really used to struggle with self-awareness and confidence. I still lack self-awareness in the social settings, but what can I do? Figuring out how other people view and perceive me is just beyond me most the time, and I’m not going to worry too much about it.

Eh, who am I kidding? I’m going to worry. But my resolution this year is to work on NOT worrying about it. Haters gonna hate, right?