Compromise is sometimes a sticky subject for an autistic individual. It sometimes causes them to have to do something they may not agree, want or feel comfortable doing.
Category: A Journal Entry
Make Time or Make Excuses
(CW/TW: Death, Suicidal Ideation) I fell a little off course last week, and while I could make a million excuses why I couldn’t do something like go to the gym, I knew I had to get up and go.
It’s Better This Way
Finally, I am getting my head after years in the sand of denial.
No One Is Happy All the Time.
Although things have gotten better with my medication regimen, they still happen. They’re just not as intense as they were, and I can get back by cognitively restructuring that thought to making our time better.
Back to Church
For the first time in over 3 years, I went to my home church in person.
A Better Year
From making it to the first bench to completing the walk without sitting down, a milestone for sure.
Maybe They’re Right
Life seems to be easier now. Maybe because I have listened to what everyone has told me all my life. Maybe I shouldn’t have brushed off their words with harsh statements. I just couldn't see the benefits of what they were telling me to do. Or maybe I had to learn what to do my… Continue reading Maybe They’re Right
Sense of Accomplishment.
For some people it's easy to join a gym.For me it was hard to do just that.
Taking it like a Champ.
It can be unbelievable sometimes of the things I do in life and not let my challenges get in the way. I won't lie, sometimes I get down on myself and want to play the "poor me" card. But I also know that I'm strong and can do whatever I set my mind out to… Continue reading Taking it like a Champ.
Sometimes... Sometimes in life we excel. Sometimes in life we fail. Sometimes in life...we ignore the signs of what we need to do.It isn't like we haven't been told what to do time and time again. We know what it does to us if we don't listen to our bodies. This thing called autism, it… Continue reading Sometimes…
Not a word I think of often, but for me, I deeply know that I persevere through life’s challenges.
You Will Be Better
It is knowing that following through today’s motions and being the best that I can be, I am the better person, not running away from my problems. I know that I will be fine as I go through the motions.
Decompressing and Recharging
When I get home, I need time to decompress everything and recharge my batteries to get through the rest of the day.
So, I Did A Thing
For the past I would say nearly 4 years, I have been paying for a discounted gym membership through my medical insuirance, and while I used it at a former location until the COVID-19 Lockdown in 2020 along with moving twice in just five months, focusng on my physical health was less of a priority.
Getting Through Life’s Challenges
As I am learning more about my challenges, I am learning to better manage.
Reasons Autistic People Are at Greater Risk of Suicide
TW/CW: This post has information about suicide and suicide prevention. For help 24/7, please call or text the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.
I know I am needed. It is what keeps me going and not giving up.
You Are Better Than This.
I have to have a conversation with myself that I am better than the childish self that my mind wants me to be.
The First Happy Visit.
I am proud of being able to extend myself to my mother for once and not be angry or bitter about doing it.
Let us talk about a Magnificent Milestone.
I was the person who didn't like the idea of cleaning up after a meal or sometimes anything that involved the "sweat equity" of what it took to cook.