In Australia this is such a common greeting. Hey, how’s it going? How’s things? Most of the time the socially acceptable reply is… “good”. Most of the time conforming to this little ritual is not a problem for me. It feels natural, simple and effortless. It’s the times when I cannot honestly answer ‘good’ that things get tricky. Continue reading
Communication, Perfectionism & Monotasking
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I have this constant feeling that I have to prove myself. I’m so aware of my own weaknesses. I’m so aware of the ‘special considerations’ that I often ask of people. I’m so aware of how much trust it takes Continue reading
CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO: Small Talk Strategies
Why do I, like so many other Aspies, find small talk so painfully difficult? Continue reading
How do I know what to say?
Figuring out what to say was one of the hardest things I had to learn about how to have a conversation. I learned pretty quickly that there is a right and a wrong. Continue reading
Overcoming Social Anxiety: Projecting an Image
It’s been a BIG week, but I’ve finally written this last post on how my dreadlocks helped me socially.
As I wrote about in my previous posts I used my dreadlocks to better control the assumptions Continue reading
Overcoming Social Anxiety: Party Strategies
Let’s face it, everyone associates dreadlocks with marijuana. Continue reading
Overcoming Social Anxiety: Confidence
I used to be so worried about saying the right thing or doing the right thing. I was looking at the situation completely wrong. Continue reading
I HAVE A CHOP DATE!!!
It’s official. Dreadlocks are coming off by the end of June!!
Mixed emotions about finally having a firm date. Having a concrete date makes everything twice as exciting AND twice as terrifying at the same time! In some ways it’s really good because Continue reading
Asperger Tips: How To Find A Partner (in a classroom situation)
As an adult there are still plenty of scenarios where I am required to ‘find a partner’ in a classroom situation (e.g. dance class). So as a follow up on my last video I thought it would be a good idea to contrast how I was in primary school with how I am today. This also gives me the opportunity to give you some insight into what my coping strategies look like. In many cases they can be categorised as well informed, well calculated pre-emptive strikes. Continue reading
What Aspergers Means To Me
Reblogging my very first thoughts on Aspergers…
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This post is intended as a VERY brief explanation for those who have just heard the news that I have Aspergers. Basically, about a month ago I read a book called “Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s”. Identifying with many of the experiences of the main character I was moved to research the condition online and it was such a perfect match that I diagnosed myself on the spot, attended an Aspergers Victoria support group meeting the next day, and haven’t looked back since!
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