i'm a 29 yr old man with aspergers syndrome I haven't worked for 5 years I live alone have no friends and don't know how to get out of this rut I'm in I'm fed up with ritualistic/repetitive behaviours I see my whole life passing by In front of me I just want it all to go away I just want a normal life I literally do the same thing everyday, wander into town have breakfast come home play games watch t.v this isn't the life I wanted I should have a job a family ect I ******* hate the world
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thanks guys, this thread has helped more than you know. Good advice! I need to broaden my horizons, break out of this not so comforting zone. Money is tight but I could save up and go abroad next year I drive but have no car so I could save for one. I could take up poetry or art, stop playing games. I gave up smoking last Christmas and got heavily into vaping its something I would like to stop too but the nicotine withdrawals are so bad, perhaps I could buy a tent and camp out in the woods for a week far away from any nicotine sources until it goes away maybe I'm just crazy tho lol
Good to hear this thread has helped. Taking up poetry sounds amazing. I just started an art class and although I didn't make it this week, I am finding a lot of benefit from it and one benefit I didn't expect to find ~ I am finding that I am learning the art of conversation or the art of keeping my mouth shut and not being so dominant, which can often end conversations! So these things can sometimes have benefits we weren't expecting. Going into the woods for a week sounds like heaven! :-) my idea of heaven anyway. Part of my future plan is to live in a converted van in nature. Let us know how you get on with any changes that you are making.
I’m off to a shepherds hut or Croft somewhere remote...I will be crazy hermit lady......I will be local legend.....don’t go into the wood that Aspie wood lives there! ....... she’s weird and miswired.... it might be catching! Lol
Agree just being alone in the woods watching real natural life go about it’s business has always been something I dreamt of, BlueRay I to always fancied living in a converted van or bus,free to travel and live a life of working to live,,,,not living to work, payment in food or enough money just to survive.
Ellie there is a lady in wales who lives on a farm,she allows one or two to just live there,tents,self built shacks, it was on a living wild series by Ben fogle. Sounds heaven,she is building huts for visitors, I will race you there Lol.
Sorry....didn’t catch what you said.....byeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Hahaha that’s me to a tea! Everyone was telling me about Hannah Huxley, who lived on a farm in the Dales by herself, because they said she reminded them of me! Let’s just take over all the woods and forests. The NT’s can have the cities and we can dwell happily in our woods :-D sorted :-)
Hahahahaha I love it ~ you totally crack me up! Hang on a minute - ooops, overtook you ;-) not really, we can all live there, form our own colony! Actually, this is part of my long term plan. First I get my van set up and after a while of living and working on the road, I’m going to get a piece of land, a big piece, and all us fringe dwellers can live a perfect life there. I’ve akready got several people interested and a couple of them already have the financial means to purchase land, although that’s not a problem, I know I’ll get the land and I don’t want anybody paying to live on it. We can all build our tiny homes on there, share the gardening etc and all live as we want to with as much or as little interaction with each other as we want. This is definitely going to happen. I just realised I need some time on the road first and that will give me a good opportunity to save some money and also check out different parts of the uk where I’d like to set up home. There’s a bunch of folks in the south of england who got the council to let them live on some land and they’re having a great time. They did an open day earlier this year but I found out about it just before the day and didn’t have time to sort it out to get down there. The tiny home movement is growing, even over here in the UK and for me, I have finally realised, it’s the only way for me to live.