The Burnt Out Aspie

This 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼. Cognitive fatigue is a Thing, although it’s just starting to gain any genuine interest by the research field. Mine came on suddenly in May 2017 and hasn’t let up since. I have a finite amount of “brain battery” every day and once I drain it, it’s gone for the day, which happens anytime between noon (if I’m at my office) and 5-6p (if I’m at home working on school). So, I can relate very much to this fantastic post 💓💓

Aspie State of Mind

Over the course of the last three weeks, I’ve been fighting to overcome severe depression and burnout. What is burnout you ask? Burnout is the result of prolonged over-stimulation which snowballs into overwhelming stress. It factors in my environment, my social interactions, my job, my personal life, sensory processing… among others.

I’m almost ashamed to admit to you that I’m in this situation. It’s not because I’m ashamed of my truth, but rather that I’m embarrassed to admit that I’m not as strong and withstanding as I would like myself to be.

Sometimes it’s as if there are two versions of myself that are constantly at war with each other. My first self is one of strength. She overcomes, overachieves and doesn’t give up despite the valley before her that she has to climb. The first self is kind, and forgiving.

“You can do this. You can handle the lights. You can…

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Laina Eartharcher

Feet on the ground, eyes toward the sky.

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