I am a creative soul who also is analytical. Also a Type A- clean freak (as opposed to a A+ personality), a music fan and a nerd among other things. Typically when people approach me, they do not see me as a person on the spectrum. More often than not, if I give any indication that I am #autistic, then they typically say something on the lines “I never would have thought you had #autism.” Every once in a while, I’d get the reaction, “I can’t see any of that; quit labeling yourself!”
The thing with labels is that they tend to suggest something negative. Of course, when I was first aware of my condition, I did not feel good about myself. I felt like I could never be normal now that I found that out. However, after several years of experiences, trials, errors and flukes, I’ve learned to not just be ok with my diagnosis, but to own it.
To be fair, I cannot own all of the autistic people’s characteristics, quirks or hardships, but I have my own little spot on the spectrum that I can claim anyway. And if there is a story or study on the topic, you bet I’ll be opinionated on it. So stay tuned for some input.
I also plan on finding other interesting things that Aspies or Autists might enjoy. Like DIY Fidget Spinner if you’re the crafty type, or helpful advice for looking for a job – especially if you’re on the spectrum. I will write a lot from experience, but I’ll make sure to cite other sources…of course.
That’s it for now! See you next time! Looking forward to seeing this brainchild grow with you all!