It feels like there should be some trepidation around the start of this new year, after the global shitshow of the last two. But even in the midst of winter fatigue, when life feels a bit like wading through treacle, I am full of hope for the future. Past experience tells me that this is not forever; that there are better times ahead.
Autism & Mental Health
Are you happiest alone, or do you need someone with you to feel happy and safe? Or is it actually a mixture of the two? It’s taken me a long time to give myself permission to live in a way that makes me happy, without worrying about other people finding it odd that I’m happiest when I’m ‘alone together’ with someone I love and trust.
Autism is a neurotype, not an illness. It doesn’t cause mental illness either. What causes mental illness in autistic people is having to contort ourselves to fit into a neurotypical world.