My sensory issues are beginning to interfere with my daily life. If I’d known what I had been dealing with for all of those years, I would have had a head start in finding a way to deal with these challenges now.
Juggling my emotions around sensory issues, such as open spaces and visual distortion are challenges in themselves and are scary. I not only feel aggrieved, that it has taken me this long to learn about what I should already have known about, but irritated because the pressure is on for me to conform, where it’s impossible for me to conform.
Sensory issues aren’t easy to understand. They’re also not something others will empathise with, if the sensory issues aren’t obvious. Over the years I have had to learn how to empathise and reconcile with myself.