Since being diagnosed with autism back in the summer of 2019, I’ve realised that a much larger amount of my anxiety stems from sounds around me than I realised. The buzzing from lights, washing machine or fridge noises, or things going on outside can all push me into a really anxious place, and I didn’t … More Flare Audio Calmer Review!
There was a time that I was the queen of ‘I’ll do it later’. There was always something I was ‘getting round to’, and it either got done at the very last minute with plenty of stress, or it just never got done. That needed to change, and I ended up implementing a few different … More How I Stopped Procrastinating!
I’ve been handling my mental health being all over the place for over a decade now, and my anxiety is always the thing seen as ‘least important’, both by those around me and professionals. It sucks, and it’s stupid because between being autistic, having depression, and having anxiety, it’s by far my anxiety that affects … More A Day With My Anxiety
Anyone can get burnt out, and especially with my autism it’s one of those things I have to keep in mind now. I’ve lost out on so many opportunities, and had plenty of other disheartening let downs, because I can get burnt out so easily. Having now had and been enjoying my job for over … More How I Avoid Burn Out
I’ve had my diagnosis for almost two years now I think, but I spent 21 years of my life going about the world as an autistic person, and not knowing it. I feel like it’s very different being undiagnosed, because I just didn’t understand why things happened how they did, or why I thought the … More What It’s like Living with Undiagnosed Autism
Autistic pride day was on June 18th, and there was a lot of discussion about it on Twitter, both by the autistic community, and else where. I have a few opinions on it, and since I’m trying to normalise talking about autism, and being autistic, I thought I may as well share why I didn’t … More I Didn’t Celebrate Autistic Pride Day
Since telling more people around me about my autism diagnosis, I’ve had a fair few people unknowingly say pretty shitty stuff to me. I know it’s not intentional, it’s just a lack of knowledge, so I don’t get upset about it, but the one that I’ve had said to me a few times that really … More My Autism and ‘Special Interests’
Having delved into the online autism community in the last few months, since receiving my own diagnosis, I’ve seen a lot of discussion around those who self diagnose their autism. I have many opinions on this, so I thought it could be an interesting post to share some of them! Firstly I want to say … More My Opinion on Self Diagnosing Autism