Oh hey there reader!
My name is Tim. I’m a 23 year old male with Aspergers Syndrome. I currently study at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY; majoring in Political Science and Philosophy – although I’m not exactly sure if I’ll be taking career in those fields – and hoping to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree next spring.
For this blog I will be writing about various aspects of my life with Aspergers, including past events, recent occurrences, common problems I have to deal with, and the primary issues that define my ongoing anxiety. Every couple of days, I plan on posting a new personal story to provide insight into how Aspergers has affected me, and why it’s so challenging for me to “function properly.” I’ll bring up moments ranging my early childhood (ones that I can remember) up to incidents that occurred somewhat recently, some positive and some negative. In addition, I will share in-depth accounts of where I frequently struggle and how life can be difficult for me at times.
I am writing this blog for two main reasons: (1) because I want to flesh out my writing skills, and (2) because I want to express what it’s like to live with this kind of disorder.
I have been told numerous times by my family as well as my teachers from high school and my college professors that I have a distinct talent for writing. I can safely say that I find modest comfort and ease in writing about various topics. So I think that my long-term career should probably involve some form of writing, and I plan on using some of my free time to help make this a reality. As a way of enhancing my writing experience and possibly getting attention from potential employers, I have chosen to start blog centered on a topic that speaks to me the most.
As a young adult with Aspergers, every now and then I feel isolated, mentally overwhelmed, disappointed in my “lack of productivity,” and sometimes just unsure of what I want to do. There are days that may seem like I’m screwing everything up, while other days may feel a bit more self-fulfilling. Simply put, it’s not at all easy having to deal with my limitations and weaknesses, and it frequently causes me distress and anxiety. I would like to share a lot of these feelings and give a somewhat accurate description of my life with Aspergers.
If possible, I would also very much like to connect with other individuals with Aspergers or friends and family of fellow Aspies. This could be a perfect opportunity for me to make friends with people who can personally relate to my difficulties, and interact with those who are concerned about someone they care about that exhibits similar problems.
Of course, I am fully aware that not all people with Aspergers Syndrome suffer from the same problems. Every single individual within any category of people is unique and has their own strengths and weaknesses; Aspies are no exception! So please do not think that I am trying to speak for all individuals with the disorder. I am simply speaking for myself, and hopefully for any Aspie who can somewhat relate to my experiences. My intention is to give a pretty good idea of why I, along with many others like me, have so much trouble mingling with the larger crowd and performing certain important tasks.
Thank you for reading. Hope to hear from some of you sometime soon. Peace out!