Hi there, I'm 22 and living in California, US. I was diagnosed at the age of 9 along with an array of mental health issues. I've had plenty of time to "grow up", learn, and adjust in life. One thing I was never really able to adjust to was the feeling of being too high functioning at times while also feeling like the diagnosis fits too well at other times. Most people can't even guess that I'm on the spectrum, but as I always say it takes one to know one. I mean this in the best way possible. Those on the spectrum and those who have been around us are typically better at noticing signs of autism. I like to approach everyone with an open mind and I tend to avoid conflict online by being as kind as possible. I also don't use popular social media as it contributes too much negativity in my life and I can't stand that garbage. I don't have any friends at this time in my life aside from my best friend who also happens to be my soulmate. I know I'm capable of having positive friendships, but finding the right people to connect with has been a grueling challenge. Some fun facts about me:
I enjoy video games and I love video game music. I can also play some video game music on the piano and I own an ocarina that looks likes the one from Ocarina of Time.
I currently enjoy playing a lot of modded minecraft.
I used to watch a lot of anime, but I don't have as much interest for it now. My favorites were Blue Exorcist, D.Grayman, Ushio to Tora, Devil is a part timer, How to keep a mummy, etc.
I write poetry from time to time. I've also got one of my poems published in a book via qualifying as a semi finalist for a poetry contest.
I grew up with dogs, but I love cats too. Sometimes I think I might be part cat, jokingly of course. Birds? No thanks. I'd rather avoid perpetual toddlers as it has been described before by bird owners.
I love listening to music. I mostly listen to instrumentals and I use different ambient mixes when I play video games. I still enjoy a variety of songs with lyrics.
The one song I could listen to on repeat and not get sick of it is an acoustic cover of Impostor Syndrome done by Cavetown.
I hope you all have a wonderful day and I look forward to interacting with all of you! Even if it gives me a little anxiety....haha
A love poem I wrote:
Love is in the air
But it isn't really
It's within me
What I see...
Your infinite beauty
Hello, I am half a continent away, but I do hope you continue to post
Yes it is much easier doing things from home on my computer using Zoom. If there was no Virus I would not want to travel round London in this hot weather.
What is life like in California with this Virus?
I have the odd thing published in various places.
I have never been to the USA but I have met people from the USA.
David Shamash London England.