Tuesday, October 15, 2019





50 Yrs old...Alberta Canada What I do for a living: Sell my artwork from home ...also on disability....Love being my own boss.. People would be surprised to know that I am the only one in my family of 5 who is NOT a malignant narcissist.
My biggest accomplishment thus far is being happily married for 21 years. I live by the motto ...Be the change you want to see in the world...So I am a positive...respectful...accepting person. I wish fellow autistics to know that: Don't mask...just be your glorious autistic self...live autistically

I wish those who were not autistic knew To learn how to recognize and respect our processes....don't mess with my process and we are good. Things that have helped is me is watching videos of Temple Grandin...Speech therapy...seeing a therapist. Signs that indicated that I am autistic: I rock and finger pinch...avoid eye contact....usually when stressed...my first therapist has an autistic son and recognized my stims...my speech patterns...she said she suspected I was autistic...got a new therapist...she just finished working with autistic adults in her last job...recommended to my doc to be set up for further testing...2 years ago...just got my official diagnosis yesterday. Clarity to the extreme once I first received a diagnosis..I have always felt like I was missing something all my life...is why I relate to the puzzle piece...is like all my life doing a puzzle and always missing one piece....my dx was that missing piece. I have Chron's and an illiostomy...short gut syndrome...a severe muscle disorder...OCD..ADHD...CPTSD..Severe social anxiety....have had 21 surgeries...was raised by 2 malignant narcissists...both my siblings are malignant narcissists...these are the obstacles...pure determination to rise above....I removed all the toxic people from my life completely...I stopped masking...I have a plethora of coping tools...ranging from deep breathing exercises....meditations...visualizations...herbs...I push through my anxieties by being mindful and assessing my surroundings....distractions....creativity....

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