An informal thread for all misfired and miswired women on the spectrum...,(and guests). A new thread as we can chat away but are not so good tidying up after ourselves....too busy being awesome..,,
This is a new iteration of many long and warm and welcoming contributions. This is a happy and supportive place x
Thanks Ellie. I must admit that I find this site so difficult to navigate with the replies within threads rather than going to the end and so I just avoid it when I’m tired after work.
I’m doing okay - my GP couldn’t find my completed questionnaire at my last appointment so I’m still waiting. Bar that, I’m still chugging along. I do definitely feel more autistic now I’ve admitted it to others and I’m finding I’m starting to mask less.
Hi Bonnie...I’m trying to drop the mask too but it is a challenge....so when you say you feel more autistic.....is that the same as feeling more like “you”?......it is a transition....and I think we are constantly transitioning .....
good to hear from you x
Yes I hope they will join in. Hello Bonnie good to see you. I understand the tiredness factor for joining in all too well. Yes I have found that too.. I almost feel like I’ve reverted more to how I was in younger years and yes more myself.. it’s like a relaxation from continual effort. Hard to put it into words.
Hello everyone! I am a newbie and dipped in and out of the forums but have not said much, I thought I would introduce myself as I stumbled across the previous aspie women & guests thread a few days ago and when I saw this one had opened up I had a peek and thought I'd take the plunge and say hello :-) I am a 47 year old woman. My GP did a referral for me and I had the initial tests a few weeks ago at my local mental health services and was told that I am indeed on the spectrum however the next step is to be referred for a "formal" diagnosis and I got the letter last week confirming I am indeed on the waiting list which is currently 12 to 18 months long. I too have found that since I have started to admit it to others I have found I have "dropped the mask a bit" and I guess I know what you mean Bonnie about feeling more autistic as a result - I am beginning to realise how much I did "mask" before and how flippin exhausting it can be.....I was trying to describe it this evening to my partner and said I felt a bit like a duck on a pond who looks like on the surface is just gliding a long but what you can't see is my legs going round and round at a frantic pace - I suppose that is what we do most of the time we have learned to "mask" or camouflage who we are as a kind of coping mechanism......
Not fighting it....? Lettin* things flow? .....being less scared by the potential consequences?
Hi RedShoes...42 year old misfit here...welcome to the space...well done for doin* so we’ll on your journey so far x
yes! that's a good description....we are being more accepting of who we are and so less scared of the potential consequences that go with just letting things flow more?