I did enjoy writing a similar post last month, so I decided to continue this month in a more generalised fashion, by writing about several things that I did this month instead of just the things I read.
For autistic people, change can be incredibly unnerving and stressful. That isn’t to say that neurotypical people don’t have problems with stress, too, but from what I understand, it’s on a completely different level for autistic people.
Something I’ve learnt more and more about since getting more involved with the autism community is that late diagnosis’ aren’t uncommon. I’m a part of this—diagnosed three days after my seventeenth birthday, much later than the average diagnosis age of 5 in the UK.
A week or so ago, I ended up discussing an old special interest with my dad—history. I’d completely forgotten this was a thing, even though it’s probably the longest standing special interest I’ve had to date, until my dad reminded me how much I used to throw information about complex subjects at people like it […]
After Christmas, there’s a period of a month or so when I become obsessed with reading. There’s no better feeling than looking towards my bookshelf and seeing all the books I got for Christmas, knowing I have a stash of new books to get through. This year, I received nine books for Christmas, which is […]
The other day, 26th of January, marked two years since I was officially rushed through the diagnostic process on a boat of cancellations to receive a diagnosis in September of that year. That’s even quicker than I remember it being, but the process makes it seem like it a lot longer.
“But you’re not that autistic, are you?” This is something people say to me all the time. I think it’s supposed to be received as a compliment from people who don’t understand that being disabled isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but a compliment is the last thing I see it as. The observation isn’t exactly […]
If you hadn’t noticed from my last blog post, I’ve been really into reading lately, so when I saw this tag going around, and saw the questions involved, I knew I wanted to get involved. With that said, I can’t go on with the tag without taking a moment to thank My Bookish Life for […]
I know that we’re already a week into 2017, and a lot of people will feel like last year was forever ago now, but I read so much more than I used to last year that I really wanted to write a blog post about it. Reading has always been a habit of mine, but […]
After the eventfulness of the last twelve months, I’m sure I’m not the only one relieved that 2016 is officially behind us.