Prepare to enter the wild and wooly world of an adult with Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism characterized by intellignce, quirks, social difficulties and downright strange and oddish behaviours.

People with Aspergers generally are high functioning in everyday life but have great difficulty connecting with others due to the inability to read faces, body language and subtle verbal clues. They also tend to take words literally and have a hard time multi-tasking.

Oversensitivity to touch (clothing has to be soft and often the tags removed), light (do not leave home without the sunglasses), sound (loud noises and noisey places are avoided), taste (many Aspies have quite a limited diet and are frequently very picky eaters) and smells makes the everyday existence more of a challenge.

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To find out more about what Aspergers is..please check out my earliest blog entries

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What is easy

Yesterday, someone asked me...what was easy for me. I wanted to say laying in bed with blankets over my head or curled up in a corner with my hands over my ears or not talking..... I could think of nothing that was easy for me....not a single thing

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  1. That about covers it for me too. The only other thing I could add would be being with animals.

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  2. I think some days I could add that one also. I mean, what a strange question...and to be totally stumped. Really? That makes my life sound so pathetically sad and hopeless. To top things off today...unbelievably, I also witnessed another beautiful, large white bird slow motion fly to his death right before my eyes. These horrendous events so totally freak me out.mi cannot process what I hear and see. Twice in what? 6 months? Really? So distraught and freaked out..overload....unable to process. Starting to have this new fear of large white birds. Went back to bed for the rest of the day. Not sure I can drive by the spot or ever hold my camera again. I was taking pics of it at the time. What a sickening sound....a few feet in front of me into the black truck door. God, what the hell am I doing here? Searching for meaning and purpose from the safety of my bed. Some days are major suck and I'm trying to figure out what the universe is telling me these days. Clueless. Sorry Sharon, venting and destressing.

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  3. And I fail to understand how my world freakishly turns upside down in an instant. I wish I had a semblance of an answer....or direction

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  4. I am so sorry and can't believe that happened again! That really is freakishly strange.

    Personally I've stopped asking why and just do what I know I need to do to recharge and get on with it. I've found that for me, almost 40 years of analyzing and dissecting has only served to nurture and perpetuate things. In a way it's become a very comfortable coping mechanism for me. It's stupid but after four uneventful hours in town yesterday running errands it took about 3 hours curled up under the covers before I was back up and functioning normally: no excuses, no self guilting. It's what I need and that's okay.

    Anyways, I'm sorry for the sucky day yesterday.

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  5. I am so very glad you read and comment, Sharon. You are the only other person I know who needs shutdown time for the same reasons I do. I like that it sounds as if you have a greater degree and understanding of your requirements. And no beating yourself up. Very cool. I very much appreciate hearing from you! I thought I was lost alone in the woods....again. Many thanks!

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