Writer, motivator, and overthinker. Former designer. I share personal stories of autism, ADHD, daily life, & self-improvement with a hint of humor. Find me at: nikkiabelson.com
If You're Neurodivergent and You Play Special Interest Roulette
Chances are, if you’re neurodivergent or somewhere on the spectrum, your special interests are going to fade. One day, you discover 1940s swing dancing and absolutely fall in love with it. You do the whole “neurodivergent thing” — read every website you find, borrow all the books from the library, watch hours of videos, and listen to music of the era.
You’re Infinitely Luckier Than You Think
As far as I know, none of us got to choose what set of circumstances we would be born into. It’s a blind lottery where a race, gender, location, socioeconomic class, health status, and an initial group of caregivers are basically ‘assigned’ to us.
Why Is It So Hard To Vacation?
It’s coming up on my anniversary in a couple of months. I’m old, mind you. And, since I wasn’t successful as a cougar, so is my husband. I tend to quantify “old” as anything over the mid-forties because that’s when the switch flipped, and I couldn’t ignore the aches in my bones any longer.