Open Topic

Why Can’t I Just Be Happy for Once?

Because of several changes to my schedule over the years, many times my anxiety can play into me being unhappy with my life. It can sometimes run over into other feelings like anger, but most of all, these feelings have become redundant and never seem to end, so it makes me wonder if I will just be happy for once?

Healthy Lifestyle, Wellness Wedbesday

Wellness Wednesday: Learning A Lifestyle Change

As we reach the midpoint of November, at the end of October I learned that I gained a significant amount of weight back as a result of me having a continuous flow of delivery food brought to my door. I know that learning and making a lifestyle change will make me feel better and happier about my life.

Reflections

Reflections: Making Things Right

Sometimes in an autistic person’s life there are times we don’t realize that we were the person we were and sometimes it can be hard to realize that others knew who you were all along. Also knowing that you were OK to be the person who you were meant to be all along is good and well too. 

Adulting, Independence

Adulting: Being Responsible

When you move out of someone that takes care of all your needs, many times it requires you as an independent person to become responsible for being able to make sure every need you need to have met is met. Having additional challenges such as autism can make things like being independent realize the importance of following through with the things that you need to be responsible for on your own.

A Journal Entry

The Man And The Mirror

Novrmber 13, 2022 - Three years from the day of a what I call a Nice Selfie in 2019, as I and the world was starting to crash.

Acceptance and Awareness, Achievements, Open Topic

Take The Compliments and Be Proud

Recently, I have been greatly complimented about the progress I have made over the past few years. It can be hard to acknowledge the compliments that I am given, especially if they come from those that it takes a great deal for them to acknowledge my success.

Acceptance and Awareness, Adulting, Dignity & Respect, Equality, Healthy Lifestyle, Independence, Wellness Wedbesday

Wellness Wednesday: Getting Into the Community

As the weather cools and the height of the pandemic season looms again, I know that I need to get back out into the community and be less of a hermit. Being isolated does not do well for me and it results in decline of the work that I have done in recent years.

Acceptance and Awareness, Adulting, Independence, Reflections

Reflections: Avoiding Victimization and Vulnerability

As autistics, we are more prone to being vulnerable and as a result can be victimized. We often seek validation from others in the way of being liked and appreciated for the things we do to and for ourselves and others and as a result, being led into vulnerable situations can result in being victimized.

Acceptance and Awareness, Adulting, Dignity & Respect, Independence

Adulting: The Importance of Friendship

One of the common stereotypes of being autistic is the fact that we do not want a friend or have difficulty in maintaining friendships as we struggle socially. While that may be a factor with some autistics, that is not always the case, there is importance of having and being a friend to those both on the spectrum or neurotypicals, whether or not they have challenges or not, all friendships are valid.

A Journal Entry, Acceptance and Awareness

Understanding Your Breaking Point

Today, for what I feel is one of the most genuine times ever, I recognized that I had my fill of irrational thoughts and negativity entering my head space. I also know that being in the environment that I was in that moment wasn't doing me any good, no matter how much I thought I… Continue reading Understanding Your Breaking Point

Healthy Lifestyle, Independence, Sleep, Wellness Wedbesday

Wellness Wednesday: Accepting How Far I Have Come

Being two years in my current home this week and over four years from moving out of my parents home for the first time has certainly been a rollercoaster ride, that is for sure. It has been quite an experience and for once I seem to be slowing down, but when a minor setback arises, it can be easy to catastrophize it into not being well. Sometimes I need to see the whole scope of how far I have come in my journey, especially the past 2-3 years. 

Independence, Moving, Reflections

Reflections: Counting My Blessings, Two Years Later

Today marks the 25th month of living in my current home. It is something that I continue as I close on the second year of living here. My blessings and gratitudes of having more of my own life as we move into the better future and good times ahead.

Acceptance and Awareness, Adulting, Independence

Adulting: Accepting All

Being autistic, we often seek for others to understand our quirks and how we operate, but does anyone ever ask us how we embrace others with different or more complexing challenges than what we endure or how we navigate the challenges of those that we may not know how to properly accept and be willing to fully cooperate and understand.

Autism News

For Kids With Severe Behaviors, Hospital ERs Increasingly Becoming De Facto Homes

by Jeremy Olson, Star Tribune/TNS | October 26, 2022 Many hospital emergency rooms are seeing an uptick in children with uncontrolled behavioral and developmental problems who stay for days or even months because there is nowhere else for them to go. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald/TNS) MINNEAPOLIS — A distressing situation is unfolding inside the emergency department of… Continue reading For Kids With Severe Behaviors, Hospital ERs Increasingly Becoming De Facto Homes