Anxiety · Asperger's · Daily life · Work

Surviving work and life

Last month I got a regular position at the library, and although I was feeling quite nervous about it, I was still quite confident that I would be comfortable working there as I had done casual shifts there for the whole summer. Unfortunately it has been quite difficult for me as I started in my… Continue reading Surviving work and life

Asperger's · Daily life · Emotions · Empathy

Asperger’s and Empathy

I know a lot has been written on empathy and the autism spectrum..  And I don't know if I am able to bring anything new to that discussion, but I thought I'd share my thoughts and experience on the matter. Everyone knows the general assumption that people on the spectrum are somehow less empathetic than… Continue reading Asperger’s and Empathy

Articles · Asperger's · Daily life · Dating

My life with Asperger’s – Fixation and dating

I was reading Cosmopolitan today, and as I was feeling increasingly more hopeless about humanity after reading through articles on what happens at men's stag parties and on how Love Island has increased the number of women seeking beauty treatments and plastic surgery, I turned the page to find an article titled 'My life with… Continue reading My life with Asperger’s – Fixation and dating

Asperger's · cooking · Daily life · judaism

Breaking matzah & breaking routines

I've never been much of a cook. I need clear instructions for cooking, and recipes often tend to confuse me. The terminology for example, if I'm told to finely slice or chop something, I get stuck with the word 'finely'. Or when the recipe suddenly tells me to 'add the remaining butter' and I’ve already… Continue reading Breaking matzah & breaking routines

Asperger's · Daily life

More winter blues and torturous polonecks

Since my last post, the days have only gotten shorter and colder. I am trying my best not to let it get to me too much and focus on the future, on the sunnier (literally and metaphorically) days ahead. I am not a fan of winter clothing,  it is always a struggle to find comfortable… Continue reading More winter blues and torturous polonecks