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Tender Tuesday: The Search Continues

I missed the Weekend Coffee Share again. This time because I was busy meeting new potentials both online and in person.

I know the last one seemed really great, and so it seems I’m moving on really fast, but I actually had a bit of an epiphany about that situation…

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Weekend Coffee Share: Removing the unnecessaries

Good evening Coffee Share peeps!

This week has been intense! I am very glad to be resting with a warm cup of chamomile in my jammies and just relaxing for a bit. So cozy on up, pour you a cup, and let’s chisme a bit.

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Thursday Thoughts: Why must we wait?

While today I fully intended to write a post about why it took me nearly 4 months to finally decide I couldn’t finish a particular book, instead I find myself questioning the state of dating in America. More specifically, the culture attached to dating American men.

See, a friend of mine is going on a dating adventure of sorts that has opened her up to dating men from various countries, and there’s one thing she’s noticed: they don’t wait the way American men do.

So I’m asking the question: American men, why must we wait to show our affection?

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Thursday Thoughts: What if you don’t like someone?

These last few years I’ve been spending a lot of time figuring out this whole autism thing. I mean, living on the spectrum all my life you’d think I’d have it figured out by now, but it’s been only the last few years that I’ve known about it or had the time to really look into what that means.

A lot of my discoveries and worries end up on here, so feel free to peruse if you’re curious… though be warned: I’m exceedingly verbose!

One of the things that comes up regularly is this idea that being autistic makes it hard to have friends… and that’s not entirely my experience. For me, it’s easy to make friends (or I suppose I should say “acquaintances”) because I am a bit of a mimic. People are always telling me “we get along so great!” But, in reality, without even meaning to, I’ve basically just copied everything they’ve done so they identify me as “their kind of people.”

But what am I supposed to do if I don’t like this person whom I’ve now convinced that we’re identical?

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That Friday Feeling: The Beauty of a BuJo

Over Lughnasadh, I mentioned that I’ve found a way to balance my “real life” with my “spiritual life” using a Bullet Journal. My “real life” includes all those little tasks that are boring but necessary… like chores and a job, whereas my “spiritual life” is what I used to call all the little things I’m drawn to, including my creativity and my desire to help people.

The last few years, I’ve learned that those “real life” tasks are often in the category of “executive functioning skills,” and that is one of those areas where some people on the spectrum (myself included) struggle.

So what exactly are “Executive Functioning Skills?” And how can a bullet journal help?

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Merry Lughnasadh: Face the Sun

Welcome to my favorite time of the year! I’m not quite sure why this holiday is my favorite. I looked back at a few of my previous Lughnasadh posts and it seems that it has a lot to do with what it represents: Lugh the Long-Armed.

And while I do appreciate his story, I don’t know if that’s why I like this time of year so much.

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