Welcome to my journey. I was diagnosed as autistic in April 2018, age 52. These are my ramblings as I make sense of it all, starting with a reflection on my first year. Newest blogs appear at the top, scroll down to start at the beginning! Thanks for taking time to read my blog.
One of the things that I have discovered about myself and find the hardest to deal with is that I find it immensely difficult to say anything out loud about the struggles in my head. I have no idea if it’s an autistic thing or a me thing - I guess it’s both. If my … Continue reading How do you share what’s in your head?!
Just over two years after learning that I’m autistic I am still on a journey, one which feels like it’s going to continue for the foreseeable future. Having that awareness and having learnt a lot about myself - some welcome, some not! - is currently a mixed blessing. About a year ago I had my … Continue reading Recruitment whilst autistic!
So, it’s now 2 years since I learned that I am autistic. I didn’t anticipate writing about this anniversary until I realised how much things have changed since last year. My first reflection now seems so long ago and represents such a different place, psychologically, to where I am now. Not that things aren’t still … Continue reading Two years in
I started going to my local social running group in January 2016, for their second 10 week series. I did not consider myself a runner at all, in fact, truth be told, I really didn’t like running! I was doing a lot of cycling and was working out at the gym in preparation for a … Continue reading Becoming a Leader!
I’m trying to work out why I feel so low, tired and drained. Could it be Autistic burnout? If I could concentrate long enough to read articles about burnout I might know. Actually, reading anything would be great, I’ve got a pile of books waiting to be read but I can't concentrate long enough to … Continue reading What’s going on?!