The internal critic

I’ve almost always been aware of a dichotomous yin-yang of self-awareness.  As in, I’m either hyper-aware of or utterly clueless … More

Stagnating, hesitating, and contemplating

I’m having a tough time getting motivated today.  It’s like approaching an escalator that’s moving at a palatable speed, but … More

How discovering that I’m on the Asperger’s / autism spectrum has changed me 

So anyway, as y’all know, yesterday I celebrated my “Aspie birthday” (please pardon the term–that’s just what it feels like … More

A letter to my younger self…

(Content warning: brief, indirect mentions of suicide) There are times in which I wish I could go back and talk … More

Dear World: please withhold / reserve judgment. Thank you ~ one autistic person

Despite my attempts to be a no-frills, drama-free queen, what some see is not always what they get.  In my … More

“What do *you* do?” and other ways to trigger an Aspie/autistic person

Some of you are aware, at varying levels, that I’ve had a hilariously crappy week.  As in, so crappy that … More

Sometimes I’m almost afraid to check social media…

(I apologize for the downer post here.  If you’re not in the mood for emotional and mental pretzels colored by … More

I tried to be cool

At first, it wasn’t like that.  In kindergarten (both years, for me), nobody really understands the concept of “cool”, so … More

Asperger’s / autism and the significance of self-talk [Mental Health Monday]

When no one is watching, what do we say to ourselves?  Whose old tapes play in our brains?  What are … More

A year later, self-diagnosis is ‘still’ ‘valid’ (duh) :)

I apologize for the rapid-firing of blog posts today.  I feel an internal compulsion to play catch-up, making up for … More