Why is my room such a mess?

Why is my room such a mess?

Hi, my name is Steph, and I have a messy room! Phew, that feels good to get out there! If you come over, you probably won’t see it. I’m really good at tidying up if I know someone is coming. But, most of the time, thanks to my executive functioning...
Baby, I was born to run!

Baby, I was born to run!

For me, running is meditation. It is quiet time when I don’t have to mask, don’t have to be coordinated, don’t have to do anything except put one foot in front of the other. When I run, I am 100% me, autism and all.

I love hats, I always will!

I love hats, I always will!

Ok, so I know I’m in my 30s, but I still love some of the songs from the series Kidsongs. No, I don’t listen to them all the time or have them on my phone (not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course!), but sometimes one pops in my head and...
The Importance of Downtime

The Importance of Downtime

In our culture, at least here in the United States where I live, being busy is the name of the game! Downtime or “unproductive” activities are often seen as things to do on the weekends, but only once you’ve been productive and done things like clean...
Wow, you are so high-functioning for someone with autism!

Wow, you are so high-functioning for someone with autism!

If you’re a part of the autism community in some way, you’ve probably heard of high-functioning autism, or what used to be known as Asperger’s. Well, that’s technically what I have.

If you have no idea what I’m talking about, basically high-functioning autism means my “symptoms” don’t present as “severely,” meaning I can walk,  talk, and do ok in the regular world. Or, at least, that’s how the regular world sees me…What high-functioning really means to me is higher stress.