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

Autventures in Central Asia: Reflections on Autistic Travel and Mental Health

I am excited to write this blog post (though warning, it is long and becomes rambly in places)! It’s been precisely 3 weeks since I last sat down at my computer and with plenty of time and space and calm to do some reflecting. It’s also nice to return to doing the sort of activity I feel … Continue reading Autventures in Central Asia: Reflections on Autistic Travel and Mental Health

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