I never really associated my writing with autism, or saw it as an autism trait, or a gift. Until I started my diary, I never had any interests and never finished anything. I would start things and not finish them.
Through my blog and for the first time, I bring my experiences to life. I talk about my experiences around a disability I didn’t know I had. My blog helps with my disability, it also helps with my anxiety.
My blog, centred around my mental health allows me to think about and bring clarity to my experiences, to my life. Writing about my struggles, for the first time brings understanding in what has been a traumatic and confusing life.
It also helps others understand what they deal with. My writing makes me feel good and to know that I’m not alone. Where an obsession could spill over and single me out, I take time for other things.
I’m doing something I love that makes me feel better. Having impaired emotions, breaks the cycle of it turning into an obsession. It’s a feel-good factor. Writing makes me feel better, it empowers me to want to write more, to do and feel better.
My blog brings clarity where I didn’t have clarity, and understanding where there was none. Through my writing, most of my issues are resolved.
Even if my enthusiasm were to seem like an obsession, I would never stop doing something that makes me, and others feel better.