Life update ramblings (and a YouTube video): mental health, travel, coming out, COVID-19-related staying in, the general uncertainty of everything…

  This is me just brain spilling about my life, covering topics like travel, mental health, coming out, covid-19, self-isolation, social/dating life, dealing with uncertainty and trying to shifting mindsets. I don’t really feel in the right frame of mind to write a huge amount, or to try that hard with how I am writing. … Continue reading Life update ramblings (and a YouTube video): mental health, travel, coming out, COVID-19-related staying in, the general uncertainty of everything…

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

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)

Book review: “Autism: An Introduction to Psychological Theory and Current Debate”

Contents: What is this book? Why am I writing this review? Issues with language Other questionable things Good things / What is this book? This book was written by two academics in the field of psychology who specialise in researching autism. One of them – Francesca Happe – is one of the most prominent autism … Continue reading Book review: “Autism: An Introduction to Psychological Theory and Current Debate”