The life and death(?) of a special interest: navigating fluctuating autistic ability, passion and motivation

  Preamble Back in June/July I started what was meant to be a 3-part series on my autistic burnout/mental health episode. I wrote two posts back then, but it’s taken me until now, November, to write the third and final instalment (which by now has actually morphed into a fourth instalment too). Whilst I don’t think … Continue reading The life and death(?) of a special interest: navigating fluctuating autistic ability, passion and motivation

Finding Autistic friends online and off

  I’m feeling significantly better than last week. Partly because I did some of the ‘feel better’ strategies I listed in the previous post (seeing a friend, and going on a day out away from my usual environment was especially helpful), and partly just because the passage of time is a healing thing. Still, I unfortunately in no … Continue reading Finding Autistic friends online and off

I’ve stopped: On feeling bad (+ some tips for feeling better again)

This is basically a post about me complaining and feeling a bit sorry for myself. It isn’t a very hopeful or happy vibe (so perhaps I should include a TW for depression and general feeling bad). I do, however, try to identify the source of my problems and decided to list some strategies that might help towards … Continue reading I’ve stopped: On feeling bad (+ some tips for feeling better again)