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Welcome To This Is My Spectrum

I really like that funny photo of that lovely dog above. Not just because I love animals, but because of the comedic items neatly placed on the face. It's like the little man or lady is wearing a mask, something that us neurodivergent people are more than familiar with.

After 35 years of living life wondering why I was very different to all the other people around me, never really fitting in anywhere, never fully accepting myself, and constantly questioning my own sanity. It turns out there was a couple of very good reasons for this. I find myself a thirty-something married mother of two coming to terms with the diagnosis of two neurological disorders. So, I decided to write about my experiences in order to share and connect with communities, raise awareness, to let people know their not alone on this journey, and that life can be pretty dam good after diagnosis.   

 

ADHD diagnosis as an adult

So, I was diagnosed with ADHD end of August 2021, it's coming up to the 8 week mark and in a previous post I have began documenting my...

More changes on the way

So I got put in touch with this amazing nurse, she’s a specialist in people like myself who have been diagnosed as an adult with ASD. We...

It’s been a while

I started this blog as a way of communicating and connecting with others like myself, but I underestimated the effects of depression. The...

Reflecting on 2020

So Its been over three months of my diagnosis of Asperger syndrome, and still the presence of the pandemic is strong. We are in lockdown...

Social occasions

Ive never been one for a birthday party, anniversary party, or big Christmas get togethers, or anything that would involve people getting...

Benefits and mental health

Why is it when someone with Aspergers goes to apply for help from the government are met with barrier upon barrier. The whole process of...

Early childhood & teenage years

When I was very young, around 6 I remember going to school and it was confusing even at that time, I loved playing on my own, doing my...

Makeup!?!?

I rarely put makeup on. Why? It takes to long. Trying to do my eyebrows and get them even in shape, even in colour tone, symmetrical 🤨...

Holding me back

Mental health affects so much of a persons life, but it got me thinking about how much it has held me back. Being bullied when I was...

My weight as a child

Here we go. The one thing I despise speaking about. It’s like that line from Harry Potter, his name we cannot speak, or something along...

Grinding

Before I begin this is not some smutty post as some might interpret the title. It’s something very boring and yet so annoying. I grind my...

Few weeks after diagnosis

So its been a few weeks now since my official diagnosis and It still feels a little strange, still don’t quite know where I’m gong or...

Things that make me, me

1: Don't like making eye contact unless it's necessary, its like making a child look at their arch enemy. 2: Hate certain smells,...

Balancing anxiety with depression

The anxiety and depression demons do not work well together, and yet they wind each other up, its like they taunt each other waiting for...

Thought of the day

Sitting here early pondering as to how I can feel as if I have everything and yet feel so unfulfilled? Or whatever the feeling is I can’t...

Where does it come from??

Where does a sudden wave of dark depressive feelings come from. It literally comes out of nowhere. I’m kind of used to it but every time...

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