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This is a companion thread to the "current obsessions" one, only this time we can talk about what we used to be obsessed with rather than what we're currently obsessed with. I like talking about my past obsessions almost as much as I like talking about my current ones, because I enjoy the feeling of nostalgia it gives me.
When I was very small (like age 3 or 4), I loved dinosaurs. I remember having dinosaur books and plastic dinosaur toys. I also really enjoyed The Land Before Time movies.
During elementary school, I started obsessing over an animated film called Balto, about a half-wolf, half-dog hybrid who retrieves medicine in a snowstorm to save sick children. After seeing the movie, my goal in life was to be a "musher" - in other words, a sled dog racer. I wanted to live in Alaska, assemble a team of huskies/malamutes and run the Iditarod Dog Sled Race. Since Balto was half-wolf, I obsessed over wolves too. My bedroom was covered in pictures of wolves and I knew everything...
A great way to discover new artists and music. Simply post the song/artist that you are listening to right now and share your favourite music with the community.
Myself: Artist Embrace Song Natures Law
Post yours in the above format!
The story of how I became diagnosed can be found here.
When I first found out about my diagnoses I was bit shocked as I wasn't expecting a diagnoses of any sort. At first I didn't accept the diagnoses (as explained in the link above) and I had never heard of Autism or Asperger Syndrome before. So I started doing some internet research and eventually concluded that I did in fact have it and that there was nothing to be afriad of.
How did you react to being diagnosed?
Most people on the Autism spectrum do some sort of stimming. Stimming is a repetitive movement of the body to self-stimulate. Stims can include rocking, flapping of arms/hands, swaying from side to side and more.
Some ways which I would stim include swaying when I'm happy, rocking backwards and forwards when i'm in distress and if i'm bored i'll start druming with my hands.
What are yours?
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