So for today’s post I wanted to go a little more in depth on why I’ve started this blog and share my journey. A lot of it has to do with my Asperger’s. I mentioned it briefly in my first post yesterday but when I was about 8 years old I remember being pulled out of class one day and being taken to a room where a special teacher took me through some tests and asked me questions. It ended a few days later with my Dad telling me I had been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Asperger’s Syndrome is a high functioning form of Autism. All of the social customs and norms that most people just know automatically? I don’t know and I had to learn them. Because of this, I’m very socially awkward. I’ve spent pretty much my entire life being a lone wolf outside of my family and maybe 1 or 2 close friends. I’m not that type of person you’ll see living it up and partying every weekend. I’m the person who instead of going out would rather just stay in all weekend cuddled up with a good show on Netflix, a sports event or a book.
Another part of Asperger’s is I have a lot of trouble sharing my feelings. I’m not a good communicator. It’s like I know how I feel, but somewhere between my brain and my mouth the message gets scrambled up or lost. Because of this when I was growing up and I wanted to talk to my parents or a friend about something serious I would usually write them an email or message to get the conversation going. Writing has always been an outlet for me. When I write I feel like I can express myself more freely and I can put my thoughts together a lot better than when I’m speaking with someone face to face.
So this is why I started the blog, why I’m sharing my story.