Aspies see, sense and understand the world in a very different way. There is a set of mysterious and complex filtering mechanism in our brains to influence our daily behaviors. Every aspie was born with his/her unique set of filters.
I've been told at least a thousand times by earthling friends and coworkers that I'm like a cat. Let's be honest. I always feel like an alien cat on earth so why not be true to myself? Meow.
I wear sunglasses to minimize bright lights in a daily basis and that's why I like to shop sunglasses! I could've worn hats too, however, my struggle with tactile hypersensitivity also makes wearing hats a huge challenge!
I am very good at noticing visual details and I have a fascination with moving objects (can't take my eyes off of them). Attention to details is quite useful for what I do for a living though sometimes that I need to control my obsession with details.
Just came back from our family dinner not too long ago... Food was my big motivator today. Happy Thanksgiving everyone and good night.
It’s not easy to manage sound sensitivity. With my super sensitive hearing, I could hear every tiny sound so intensely that they become noises which make me feel very uncomfortable and agitated, stress me out.
Now I always prepare several sets of headphones and listen to music when needed: one at home, one in the office and one in my handbag (to use while traveling on subway, cab or bus).
Some illustration I did a while ago following my diagnosis back in 2009.
I doodled a couple more and got too busy with life afterwards. This year I finally pulled myself out of the swamp called living and got myself some free time again. Thus this new beginning. Hooray to work–life balance! *patting myself on the back*