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
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?
Um... Good evening... if I may express a curiosity again...:- Misfit61- "Thank you Ellie. Very pleased to have a new but continued place to meet up"- Elephantintheroom - " Don’t mess it up...lol x "- ... but then Bonniepurple writes - " 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."... and now I see that replies progress in a certain manner. Correct me if I am wrong, but the intention is to progress things in a LINEAR fashion? No posting anything by back-tracking, or as Miss Bonniepurple mentioned. Please tell me if this is a correct assumption or not.
Regardless of that, I give Good Wishes to all, and a last thing: Elephantintheroom - " Do you think they’ll be brave and join? "Whatever my following answer means to anyone else, I give apology anyway... Yet: I should like to join in, but I cannot do "live chat" - here or in real life. It matters not, how nice people are... I just cannot do it! I begin to make errors in grammar, and I say the wrong things... and so, I like to see all of this, yet I cannot really join in. I may say something from time-to-time... but I only come out after dark, very late, when the Internet is less busy...Make of that what you will...(!)
As I was typing this, another new reply showed up, just to let anyone know, that I had not known that as I was Posting THAT Post. Good Evening once more.
Hi Ellie, thanks for the welcome, it's funny but I was just thinking I have seen many of us describe ourselves as misfits or miswired etc but here on this forum we all seem to somehow "fit" and I think that is a fantastic thing...
it is a pleasure to have you here and I value you and your contribution....now or in the twilight hours. Posting is a chaos that does not suit everyone...but knowing that others exist I hope is a comfort x