Let’s see if I first get this “About Me” page written, then let’s see how long I am happy with it before I change it again. I just get so overwhelmed trying to figure out what and how I plan to accomplish with this blog, I mean I know WHAT, but I just don’t know how to do it effectively I guess. Honestly this blog was something I felt I HAD to do, it was not something I really sought out to try to collect followers or whatever. I have not given up this idea because I still feel this compulsion to get this thing working for me because I know it could be a valuable resource for anyone who knows someone with Autism. Here’s why. I am very articulate, I am hyper self aware and I can explain ANYTHING about the way I think, it just takes a few tries to find words everyone can follow.
So here goes nothing… “About Me”
I am a wife, mom, daughter, sister, aunt, and animal lover. I also happen to be very complex medically & my mental health is also very complex. I grew up all over California but I lived in Riverside County from 1993 – 2005. I moved to LA County in early 2005 when I moved in with my boyfriend, who is now my hubby. On my birthday in 2006 we arrived in Denver Colorado just the 2 of us to start hubby’s new job & our new life. In 2008 we were married, and we had our first son in 2009. We went onto have another son (who was stillborn) in 2011, and a daughter in 2012. We moved to ATX in 2013 where life went from status quo to shit hitting the fan in every way possible, but it was a necessary thing because that move was the catalyst for the changes that happened with our family since 2015. In late 2015 we moved back to Denver from ATX and since then I just know we are absolutely on the right track no matter how wrong the track feels sometimes.
Anyway. I didn’t even know 95% of the things we would discover since 2015 began. I don’t need to get going on that now since I have a whole blog to start filling, and my rambles are “easier to digest in small doses”. But I will at least give an idea to these complexities I keep alluding to. To name a few I have High Functioning Autism (Asperger’s Syndrome before 2013). I also have several severe Anxiety Disorders including OCD, PTSD (somatoform), Social Anxiety, Unspecified Anxiety & who knows what else. Anxiety rules my life. I also have severe ADHD combined presentation which means I have both Hyperactivity & Attention Problems. I also have Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) with insulin resistance, high androgen levels (testosterone), and all the other fun things related to PCOS. I also have Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID), Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, Ulcerative Colitis, GERD, and many other medical problems. It is hard to tell where one starts and the other begins which is partly why my life has been such a cluster fuck. If you were to meet me in person you would NEVER know any of this as long as I was not having a meltdown. I am an extremely good actor. I call myself a chameleon. I am tried of being a chameleon and want to just be myself all the time.
Enough about that. There is so much more to me then my diagnoses. Here is more about me stuff. I am a self taught multi-craft maker of things. Crochet is what I am most known for but I also am learning to draw better, learning to sew, I have tons of clay and I have a whole slew of gadgets and machines to make shirts, decals, buttons, you name it. Crafting is the way I have found to express myself and create a platform to start trying to put myself out there more.
This has been an about me page. Maybe not the best one you have ever read but I am not everyone and my communication skills are sub par. As I (hopefully) start working blogging into my routine this whole blog will likely be a huge about me page.