The Writing Was on the Wall; We Just Couldn’t Read It

My mom sent me some images, pages out of my baby book. I don't know if they still do baby books or if it's ever been a universal thing, but it's a book full of prompts for parents to record their child's development. For example, there's a grid for first through fourth years, likes and … Continue reading The Writing Was on the Wall; We Just Couldn’t Read It

A Lifetime of Socially Acceptable Obsessions

Every once in a while, something happens and you're allowed to be really focused on the news. It's "current events," after all--responsible adults respect those who are aware of what's going on in the world. When there's big news that affects your community, no one will think twice about you watching live feeds, keeping a … Continue reading A Lifetime of Socially Acceptable Obsessions

A Bit of Limbo: Between Self-Assessment and Professional Diagnosis

It's been about a month and a half since I took my first neurodiversity quiz and began researching autism, particularly in women. In one sense, I'm very comfortable with the "autism" label, like if a professional told me I am autistic with a side of OCD, I wouldn't be upset. But at the same time, … Continue reading A Bit of Limbo: Between Self-Assessment and Professional Diagnosis