An Alien’s Guide to Being Human
Thoughts about humans, aspects of being a human, and… probably some other things.
As many women who are, or have suspected that they are, autistic can tell you, there’s a disappointing lack of understanding within the general medical profession. I believe that’s changing (as more autistic people, with more varied presentations of autism, appear in the media) but it’s a very slow process and has undoubtedly been responsibleContinue reading “Autism and GP Appointments”
Sounds like a horrible Harry Potter book for grown-ups, doesn’t it. I don’t yet know when I’ll be called back to work. They only have to give a couple of days’ notice. The shop I work in opened its doors on June 15th, but only a handful of staff have been asked to go backContinue reading “Furlough and the Dread of Back to Work”
I have a set of very specific interests: subjects that fascinate me, that I’m always eager to learn more about, and will devote quite a bit of time and effort towards. In the past these interests have been films, TV shows, books, religions, games, crafts, sciences. I’ve always called them “obsessions”, because they’ve felt all-consuming.Continue reading “The Web of Interests”
Emotions, eh? Weird things. Tangly unidentifiable things. AnxietyOne of the great banes of modern life, perhaps, is anxiety. Whether it’s a stressful job, an unexpected visitor, or a constant fear of failure, anxiety seems to stalk us all in different ways.I have trouble identifying anxiety in myself. In fact, it’s usually only when I noticeContinue reading “Guess the Emotion”
I love music. I love music so much. It’s helped me through the worst times of my life, and it’s given me a huge amount of joy. I can’t remember a day going by when I haven’t listened to music: on my phone via headphones, around home on a Bluetooth speaker, on my PC whileContinue reading “A Soundtrack to Life”
When my doctor asked if I’d been feeling tired lately, I almost laughed. I didn’t know how to answer the question, or even what he really meant by it… Of course I’m tired. I’m always tired! Isn’t everybody, secretly? They’re just better at hiding it. I was there because I was having issues at highContinue reading “I’m Tired: reflecting on an exhausting teenagehood”
Hello! I had the idea for this blog many years ago when I first started trying to articulate the problems that I had with various aspects of being a standard human. The title popped into my head, I thought “ha ha, if I ever did have a blog I might call it that” and promptlyContinue reading “Hello”
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