I am hurt and I am hope. Reflections on a life lived undiagnosed #ActuallyAutistic.

via I am hurt and I am hope. Reflections on a life lived undiagnosed #ActuallyAutistic. I found this so helpful and relatable …. I’ve rarely retreated … continually pushing to try to “get it right” desperately confused as to why my last brainwave hasn’t worked – again. And learning slowly to accept that with someContinue reading “I am hurt and I am hope. Reflections on a life lived undiagnosed #ActuallyAutistic.”

Discovery post diagnosis

I’ve been reading a positive list of traits … it’s much easier to see my challenges are also strengths … So attention to detail, passion for justice, loyalty…. these are all important to me. But not knowing what I’m missing. Not understanding how I’m coming across . Feeling insecure because I don’t know what peopleContinue reading “Discovery post diagnosis”

The making of a soup

Yesterday I received my formal diagnosis: autism spectrum disorder … Or Asperger’s syndrome. As as a family we’ve joked about the possibility of me being an “asparagus” and yet I feared I was making a fuss about nothing and just needed to get on with life. But the challenges of frequently feeling “out of step”Continue reading “The making of a soup”