A year and five months later, I’ve come to realize that I shouldn’t have put off starting this blog.
When I first began to suspect that I might be on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum, I felt like blogging about it right away. Instead, I waited for a month, doing my research, making sure I had my ducks in a row, and all that.
But there was a lot of processing going on behind the scenes. These were accompanied by micro-thoughts and micro-emotions (although both felt quite “macro” to me at the time), that I never wrote about and thus y’all missed out on at the time.
Miscellaneous thoughts and realizations and light-bulb moments that I never shared. Concepts like another 1% (there is much discussion about the 1% vs the 99% in terms of socioeconomic debate and advocacy, but in a way, neurological orientation–and specifically, Neurodiversity–could be considered an alternative categorization of society, since an estimated 1% of the population is on the spectrum). Or what other names I was considering for this blog. Or various feelings that bubbled to the surface without warning.
I sort of skipped out on a sort of play-by-play that others may have found helpful.
Retrospect is not without a whiff of regret. But the present is not without a streak of opportunity. The first month of my Asperger’s/autism spectrum discovery might not have been properly chronicled at the time, but I can certainly provide those insights now. They might not be quite as fresh, but they certainly stand a chance to be more clear.
So I’ll rectify some of my “negligence” (a term I use half-seriously and half-lightly) in upcoming posts.
With my birthday coming up (soon; in fact, today was my original due date!), and Mercury being retrograde (for those of you who subscribe to that line of thought), I am indeed feeling fairly “retro” myself these days. 😉