I Throughout life, I've found it difficult to maintain a constant friendship group. I encountered the transition between different learning establishments (Primary-Secondary School, College to University) and have faced my *unfortunate* share of bullying along the way. I wasn't able to confide in my friends about who I really was. Ie: That I was Autistic,… Continue reading Supporting a friend on the Autistic Spectrum – Advice from an Aspie!
On the 18th July 2019, I travelled abroad alone for the first time to partake in more overseas work experience at an Animal Sanctuary in Murcia, Spain. And I plan to return home on Thursday 25th July. Being Autistic, this can be challenging - Dissimilar surroundings, new people, loudness. Nightmare. I used to be unable… Continue reading Autism spectrum – First solo travel experience & tips!
To my knowledge, everybody on the Autistic spectrum struggles with different aspects. Whether that's beginning a conversation, using public transport alone or becoming comfortable with wearing only a specific brand/item of clothing. For example, I'm obsessed with (vegan) Doc Martens and no longer feel comfortable wearing other footwear types. My friends Etta and Ava (also… Continue reading Autism and me – An insight into my characteristics
It's Autism Awareness Month throughout the whole duration of April and the second one I've proudly celebrated. (Yay!) I'll regularly be updating my blog throughout the duration of April to share more in relation to Autism Awareness. I first began blogging about my Autism in 2017, a year after receiving my diagnosis. Just yesterday, my… Continue reading Autism and me – Autism Awareness Month
That's the thing. I never anticipated being a 19-year-old sitting face to face with my Therapist discussing the possibilities of an Autism diagnosis. It seems, my wonderful Therapist had picked up on possible Autistic traits in me during our sessions together (for my Anorexia Nervosa) which had mutually been a struggle for a while. My… Continue reading Autism and me – an acceptance journey
I began volunteering at Little Owl Farm back in February 2017. Wholeheartedly, the best decision I've ever made! (Yes, I'll say this until I'm red in the face...) Its been 18 months consisting of joyful memories, hard (but always super fun!) work, an abundance of bus trips and the most compassionate hugs. And, most importantly,… Continue reading Goat girl, eighteen months on!
18/06/2018 represents Autistic Pride Day. But what exactly is the day all about? Autistic pride day is the celebration of the neurodiversity of people on the autism spectrum. It celebrates what people with autism bring to the community and recognises their potential. Pride being a huge component in the way I feel about my diagnosis.… Continue reading Autistic pride day!
20/05/2018 marks two years exactly since I received my Autism diagnosis. Autism is a vast spectrum filled with wonderful, bright and intelligent people with big hearts and kind souls. Each with our own unique personalities. A spectrum I am proud to be part of. I remain both overwhelmed and proud of everything I have achieved… Continue reading Autism – Discovering the real me two years on