I remember helping a friend work through some issues when the conversation moved to my blog. I used to think everyone could write, but through our conversation, it became clear that my ability to write, came as a gift with my disability.
Without cerebral palsy I wouldn’t have a gift, but through autism my senses are heightened. Whilst I failed at most things as a child and was embarrassed to talk about or even own up to those, those failings have been replaced with something that allows me to see the world from an altogether different standpoint.
Through this standpoint I am able to see the bigger picture on my experiences, whilst helping others understand their own lives through their own experiences.
Having neurological and emotional impairments, being able to write in this way and bringing understanding to all of my experiences, has become the light at the end of a very dark tunnel.