Let’s ramble about small talk

Ways autistic traits impact my daily life #5 (ps pre-script, I found this book recently and it was super informative about autism. I enjoyed it.) Is it normal for people to know what to do in a conversation? Like, genuinely. Is that a capability people have? I know that some autistic people have a “socialContinue reading “Let’s ramble about small talk”

ALL the food things

Ways autistic traits impact my daily life #4 I am one of the pickiest eaters you will ever meet. Quick upfront sidenote, I don’t like the word “picky.” When you google it, you get results like “difficult to please” and “fastidious” (meaning “excessively particular, demanding, or critical”), plus hundreds of images of small children scowlingContinue reading “ALL the food things”

What I count on

Ways autistic traits impact my daily life #3 Sometimes I excessively count things. We’ll get to that in a moment. but first, some background Usually, excessive counting is associated with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). For example, obsessing over making pictures on the fridge perfectly symmetrical, or feeling compelled to count candies. But it also fallsContinue reading “What I count on”

buy me a pizza, not a coffee, please

ways autistic traits impact my daily life #2 I’ve only had caffeine a few times in my life. They’ve all ended badly. Once when I was 10 or 12 or 13, I had a can of soda with caffeine. It wasn’t even the whole can. Probably less than half. Unfortunately for my family, we wereContinue reading “buy me a pizza, not a coffee, please”

daily crossroads of detail

ways autistic traits impact my daily life #1 First, a disclaimer. A therapist of mine brought up that I might have autism. However, we never made any attempt to get an official diagnosis. So at this point in time, I consider myself undiagnosed on the autism spectrum. With that in mind, here are a handfulContinue reading “daily crossroads of detail”

First of February

Here I am, post-31 days of posting every day. Hey there world. I’m feeling pretty burnt out. But I thought I’d make this quick little post so I don’t just vanish from existence for however long. I think, when I start posting again (in a few days? A week?), it will be one of twoContinue reading “First of February”