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 30, 2014

Thunderstruck

Driving along, I suddenly realized, with great emotion, that I don't need to believe what everyone tells me. To save myself, I'd just automatically agree with my perpetrator, teachers, anyone, because everyone knew better than me and I didn't want to get in trouble.
 I never bothered to think for myself, to wish or hope for anything better than my miserable every day experiences. 
 I fully believed that the rest of my life would be exactly like my childhood days. I resigned myself to just make the best of it and pray for an early death.
 I was a total puppet. Someone else continually pulling my strings. I said what they wanted, did what they wanted, felt how they told me to feel...and I thought the way they wanted me to.
 How do you become real, turn into a person, with ones own heart, mind and soul after years spent being the speck of dust being blown by someone else's breath?
 How does one learn to begin to be?
I always know my big truths because I well up all emotional. It's like the green light that says go, you are on to something important here.
 Guess I should grow some legs and touch the ground.

 Hmmm, methinks freedom be nearer. 

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