Today I am totally going to geek out about one of my special interests, neuroplasticity.
What a long way I’ve come. I remember a time when trying to be compassionate and patient with the people around me was much harder (not that I’m perfect now).
As we age we become older we grow better and wiser but ONLY if we decide to put the effort into ourselves.
This is an honest video about the rewards that come from years of hard work.
Actual video of me focusing on computer work tasks.
I got in trouble for moving around in school constantly. Now I am an adult and can do as I like.
If I am perfectly honest, I used to hide these things. Years of being reprimanded by teachers made me ashamed. I’m not ashamed anyone.
Paying close attention to my body has helped me to learn what’s best for me. Most mornings I have one “real cup of coffee” – a small mug with caffeinated coffee. If I want coffee after 11 am, I go for “the fake stuff” – decaffeinated.
Coffee is still my friend we just realized we were spending a little too much time together.
Atypical has a very basic family teenage drama dynamic, complete with predictable plot lines focusing on surviving high school and getting some action. Every show needs comic relief and the writers of Atypical have managed to do a great job placing autism front and center as the butt in most of its jokes.
I love writing, always have. Unfortunately I don’t write as often as I should. I’ve found that writing can be a magical, therapeutic process. I work out a lot of things with a keyboard.
It’s never been like me to call on a higher power. The closest I ever came was in the fifth grade when I shouted up at the sky angrily, “If you are real, now would be a GREAT TIME to do something!” I wanted to believe but it all felt like a fairy tale to me. For many years I was very conflicted over this, but as I grew up the feelings faded.
I am a creature of habit. I love my little rituals and routines. I am very aware of this and take advantage of my ability to form habits.