Awesome post! Sounds like an excellent plan!
I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but a little while back, sometime after finding out that I “have” Asperger’s/autism, I shed part of my mask. I realized I’d been “acting” all this time, and I gave myself permission to drop the act (at least, most of the time).
The reason I’m only writing about this now is that I only became conscious of this act-dropping and permission-giving more recently.
During an insomnia bout last week, I verbalized to myself the following…
I’m just going to be me.
If I need to stim, then I’m going to stim. (Sometimes I have little choice; I can stop if I really concentrate, but the minute I begin to focus on something else, the stimming resumes.) If I want to rock back and forth, then I’ll rock back and forth. I find that very relaxing.
If I want to be straightforward, I’m going…
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