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  1. Above 4 Hours Daily Again

    Limiting screen time isn’t the priority project right now. All available effort is currently focused on a more critical goal. I want to work on limiting screen time in the future though. Limiting screen time makes a noticeable difference when I’m able.
  2. A really good few days

    Finally a blog i can write with a happy face! The past few days i've been trying to stop dragging myself down and just beam with positivity and it seems to be working so far, Things have been going really well, Even if it doesn't last due to depression being very random i'm trying to make the most of it, I do livestreaming on twitch occasionally and it's took me many many years to get to a point where i can openly talk on it to a point where people don't seem to notice my social problems as...
  3. An Update!

    Firstly, I'd like to thank you all for your kind messages, they made me feel better! And about the school psychologists, I found something out the other day. While they're called psychologists and have the degrees to have that title, the role they play in school is a guidance counselor for kids with IEP's. I've decided to ask my therapist about it the next time I see him, granted he doesn't ask me anything that takes me off topic. I've also put more thought into whether or not I should ask...
  4. A Bit Confused

    So I went down to the Guidance Office in school to ask about the school's psychologists. As I thought, you generally need an IEP to really work with one, unless I had a specific person I wanted to talk to. This just made me think, why would I really want to see them? I think I want to because I'm running out of adults to trust, and depending on how it goes, I could bring up autism. I'd really like to because I feel bad that I'm questioning so much without "doing anything" about it. Ah,...
  5. Comfort Eating

    I feel the need to keep venting some typical daily things i'm struggling with lately so hope nobody minds! This one is a fairly common issue that i always sort of presumed would never happen to me but has.. So i have the whole aspie texture food thing(it's complicated to explain), When i was younger i originally would only ever eat one bowl of cereal and NOTHING else at all, had therapy for it and such for years, Luckily as i got older my taste buds changed or something and i tried new...
  6. My Idioglossia...

    From time-to-time, I coin or commandeer words in an attempt to better explain my experiences. This list is for those relevant to this forum. geek: n. an intellectually gifted person [< G.K. < "gifted kid"]. handicap: n. a hindrance or disadvantage. handicapped: adj. hindered, but not disabled. neurd: n. a neuro-diverse individual [< neur-D]. tweek: n. a twice-exceptional individual [portmanteau "twice-exceptional geek"].
  7. I'm A Little Bit Afraid

    It's nothing new to me that I feel "behind" my peers. Socially, emotionally, interest wise. Instead of a regular high schooler (9th-12th, about 14/15-17/18 years old for those who don't know), I feel like I'm 12 or something! I'm 16 though, and I'm afraid of what the future holds. Everyone seems to have some semblance of a plan for after high school, but I don't. Everyone's either employed or looking for a job, and I'm not. Everyone seems to know their sexuality and their interests and...
  8. Mother Of All Goals

    Focusing available attention on #1 project: volunteering. The work itself will be a joy. That’s not a problem. The sticky wicket was, is, & always will be the social that comes along with the territory. I’ve been brushing up on technique though. It may not make it any easier, but it keeps me constructively occupied.
  9. Trying to fight the bad thoughts

    Lately things have been super rough for me, My mental health really dropped and i slipped back into some.. self harming habits, I'm usually the kind of guy who is always trying to think as positive as i can but it can only work for so long before i snap, And just the general view of my life lately is crushing me, I feel like a bit of a waste as a person, For the first time lately i've started to view my version of Aspergers as a curse, I've always sort of liked the fact that i'm unique but...
  10. I Feel a Bit Silly Now

    So come to find out, my school has psychologists. 4 of them, in fact. I'll try to schedule time with them sooner rather than later. Or, should I wait until next school year? It's getting close to the end right now, and I don't want to have to waste gas and money driving up to the school or wherever over the summer. Not to mention the already tight schedule from family matters. I'm supposed to be co-hosting for the school's talent show tomorrow night, but it doesn't feel real. I've only...
  11. Been a While

    So the show on Saturday was great. My mom got us both seats in the balcony, to the back, so it wasn't too loud! Also, I found out my therapist is going on vacation. I told him about the whole "weird leg" thing, but we didn't really explore it. Would it be worthwhile to talk about what I think is ASD related without directly saying I think I have ASD? I don't know. I feel kind of bad because I want a different therapist, but I think I'll make him upset in some way! Not to mention the fact...
  12. 51 Aspects of Autism

    An article in which the author does an amazing job of describing 51 personality traits that make her autistic.
  13. 3 Hours, 4 Minutes Daily

    Next step, get below 3 hours iPad time daily. This has been easier since the weather is nice now. Continuing to cut off iPad time at 5pm or before daily.
  14. Well That's New

    Something weird happened today. I felt bad because I continuosly got a problem wrong in math, which carried over into science. We were discussing possible group projects, and I had gone nonverbal. Hearing everyone talk about the project made me a bit angry, which manifested into a physical symptom? The bottom half of my legs went weird, not like pins-and-needles, and not numb, but something else unpleasant. I also had therapy today, and I went over that and how I don't usually know what I'm...
  15. Apparently, it is "selfish" of me to be genuine, and not use fake social scripts...

    I've been really depressed and emotional lately, due to a multitude of factors. It's hard to define them all here, but I'll try: - working on CPTSD recovery, which involves a lot of wading around in traumatic memories - getting constantly triggered on accident by my boyfriend - getting sensory overload/overwhelmed on accident by my boyfriend - my boyfriend having emotional needs I can't even begin to fulfill when I'm in this state - flashbacks, oh god, flashbacks - getting hypervigilant and...
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