Amen to this! Every word. Putting on a mask is one of those survival strategies we may not even realize we’re doing. Sometimes we’re so good at it that we even fool ourselves! Such a brilliant and eloquent post 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😘
Such a brilliant post! Beautiful, precise word choices, perfectly-relatable imagery. I recommend devouring this whole blog! 💙💚
My Aspergers is with me always. Everywhere I go, it goes. My life is filtered through a disordered prism.
When the awkwardness hits, or relationships feel dry and unoiled, I know my Aspergers has raised its head again. I analyse what went wrong and pore over the details. I feel like a crazy, eccentric scientist because I know what I seek is simple, and yet it eludes me. My Aspergers is a source of frustration. When you know you have a flat tyre, the road still feels just as bumpy. Knowledge is good but knowledge is not the same as a solution.
But there are days when my Aspergers is almost invisible. These are the good days when I feel that I am just like everyone else. Life ticks over and Aspergers gets no credit.
Yet surely my Aspergers contributes as much to my success as my failure. My brain…
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