posting this here because maybe there will be people who have thoughts or suggestions but I'm pretty sure my family/close friends aren't present... because of what I stated above that is not a revelation I have any desire to drop in that context.
But now... @mike... I have spent the past months listening to you recall every symptom of adult autism and I raise my damn hand every time.
I don't know what to do about it.
I live in Canada. Does anyone know where I go to sanely begin talking with someone about this and how to get myself help/assistance/understanding/whatever.... I see very clearly ways that whatever is up with me has affected me in personal relationships, work relationships, and self relationships... I need help
Just to be stated... My whole life I've run the opposite direction from self-diagnosis. I never assume I have any distinct malady unless advised by an outside opinion. I google my spots and pains like anyone but never claim a final decision on what I may have.
My whole life I have always thought: I don't get to complain because someone always has it worse... and also I'm the oldest kid and have to always be above and unaffected by everything...
Tonight I will be up late putting the finishing touches on 11 unique illustrations for a client; tomorrow I will be creating an original painting live in front of a crowd of art and wine enthusiasts. Sunday I will be trying to parent while being completely exhausted. And then Monday right back into it all again. Life seems to be accelerating while I stumble to catch up. But it’s fun at least :)
Lately our every-other-night dinner ritual with my kiddos has been watching ST:TNG
Part way though season 3 now and they are loving it just as much as I did at their age :)
Proud of the minimal coercion on my part. They just honestly love it! And I’m impressed with how well it holds up, except for the occasional leering gaze by Riker it’s still such a great entry for philosophical and ethical conversation!
@drew I’m going to do what I can to get lost in some woods somewhere this weekend. Definitely!