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.

Fasten your seatbelts and come on in...
To find out more about what Aspergers is..please check out my earliest blog entries

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Changing Patterns

We are what we tell ourselves we are. For a long time I've told myself I'm abused, beaten, sick with chronic this and painful that, confused, get the picture.
 It's time to change the inner repeating message that runs through my mind day in and day out. I searched for a song I could play, over and over, on the automatically repeating and constantly playing tape recorder in my head. I found it.
 A song, prayer, a message of hope and love. The St. Francis prayer. My favorite version is sung by Angelina. I play it every morning and a dozen times throughout the day. It takes me awhile to memorize all the words. The words scroll across a "screen" in my head, like a teleprompter.
  I'm changing what I tell myself. I listen to songs instead of old, worn out, negative messages. I'm learning:)
This picture is a photo of the Manistee channel near where I live.

1 comment:

  1. Well done! Us readers see your strength. Many of us (well, me anyway) who have dealt with far less than you have, barely function in the world, but that's not you. I'm glad you're learning to be proud of who you are and all you continue to accomplish!
    And hey, pretty photo! :-)