I am struggling as my sensory problems are beginning to interfere with daily life. If I’d known as a child, what I’d been dealing with for all of those years, I would have at least had a head start in finding a way to deal with these challenges now.
Juggling my emotions around particular sensory issues, such as open spaces and visual distortion are challenges in themselves and can be very scary. I not only feel aggrieved that it has taken me this long to learn about what I should already have known, but bad because the pressure’s always on for me to conform, where I feel it’s impossible to conform.
Any sensory issue isn’t easy to understand. It’s also not one others will find it easy to empathise with. Over the years I have had to learn how to empathise and reconcile with myself.