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more ASDay stuff

2 Nov

As you probably know if you read this blog, yesterday was the second annual Autistics Speaking Day. If you’d like to read my ASDay post it is located directly below this one. I am proud to have been a participant since the very beginning….last year.

There was a great showing this year, so click here if you want to see the list of participating blogs and click here to see the Autistics Speaking Day Blog with everybody’s entries re-posted on one site.

Can’t wait to do it again next year!

nipping at my heels

11 Sep

Okay, so I guess posting everyday didn’t work out. I feel like I would just end up making crap posts to fill in space, and that’s not entertaining. Plus, I’ve been too worried about school this week to make sure I posted every day.

As I predicted, failure on the NaBloPoMo thing.

Also, I’m having some issues with my meditation practice as well. I’ve been keeping up with it and doing it almost every day. But the last couple of days have been brutal. I can’t concentrate on my meditation at all. I end up just sitting there thinking about all the crap I’d been thinking about all day long.

I think I’m going to write this off to “last week sucked” and try to start fresh today.

goalkeeping

31 Aug

So, I’m going to try to post something every day for the month of September for NaBloPoMo.  I have attempted in the past and have failed, as is indicative of my ability to commit to a routine. I guess I need to do a behavioral intervention on myself.

Also, I downloaded a nifty app for my iPod that is a meditation timer with fancy bells and a log of all the time that you meditate with charts and graphs and such. This might seem a little counterintuitive, since mediation isn’t supposed to be about reaching any particular goal. But, because I can also be a perfectionist I think it might keep me motivated to meditate every day. I wouldn’t want an unsightly gap in my graphs, now would I?

don’t be afraid

17 Aug

Here is the world.  Beautiful and terrible things will happen.  Don’t be afraid. 

~Frederick Buechner


The relationship I was in for over a year ended on Sunday. I can say that right now I’m feeling way more emotions than I really want to be.  But, I haven’t lost my grip on reality, which is saying something.

I won’t go into details as they aren’t really important and are not things I wish to air in public. I’m not going to place blame, or think about what I should have done differently, or wonder if I’m going to find love again. Suffice it to say that it was a mutual decision and the breakup wasn’t due to lack of love. Right now I’m surprised that I’m not worse off than I am. In the past I would have been incapacitated by sorrow. Right now it hurts but I also have the sense that life goes on. I’m just hoping this isn’t the calm before the storm.

In any case, I’m going to try to get back into meditation and blogging to help me work out whatever I need to. It’s my time now. I’m the most important person in my life. And right now, that’s the way it should be.

speak up

24 Oct

I am proud to say that I will be participating in Autistics Speaking Day.  It is being organized by Kathryn Bjørnstad over on the Facebook.  It’s an event created in response to Communication Shutdown, which is an autism fundraiser based in Australia.

Those participating in the “Communication Shutdown” will not use social networking websites on November 1 and will download an app to those websites that promotes autism awareness.  Apparently, not using Facebook or Twitter for a day is supposed to show you what it’s like to be autistic, since autistic people have trouble communicating.  Don’t get me wrong, I support raising awareness and money for autism research.  Their hearts are in the right place.  But not using FB for a day so you can see what it’s like to be autistic?  Poppycock.

Autistic people are not silent.  My compatriots and I believe the day would be better used as a time for people with autism to speak up.  We will all be posting to our blogs on November 1 to raise awareness and maybe give people a better idea of what it’s like to live with autism.  So, I hope you’ll check it out!

okay, i lied

15 Jan

So, I haven’t lived up the NaBloPoMo rules and I’ve skipped a few days of blogging.  I guess I’ll have to try again next month.  But, I’ve missed a couple days for a good reason: because I have a life and I’ve been doing things with people. Yay.

I’m also slacking on the meditation everyday thing.  My resolve is not quite as strong as it used to be when I was a younger person.  I used to have steel will.  I guess I’ll just have to try to do better, and try not to be too hard on myself…because that’s not really the point anyway.

In other news:

I thought this article was interesting.  Apparently women can tell the difference in the smell of sweat from a man that is aroused and a man that isn’t aroused.  Makes sense.  I think body odor is a huge part of attraction and chemistry and such.

Anyway, I’ll be back on the ball starting……now.  Right now.  I promise.

best

2 Jan

So, I’m doing NaBloPoMo for January.  If I like it, I’ll do it again next month.

Anyway, the theme for this month is “best.”  But, I don’t necessarily have to follow it, so I don’t know if I will.

Wow, I’m indecisive.

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