Experiencing Burnout — My Upside Down Life

How do you know the difference between Autistic Burnout and Mental Health Burnout? One of the things I have noticed is that I seem to cope for so long, before I can’t any longer, and then I will crash. I will experience extreme exhaustion, pain and Depression. Whether it is mental health burnout or autisticContinue reading “Experiencing Burnout — My Upside Down Life”

Feeling Good

I don’t seem to have much time to write or read many blogs at present; life has become increasingly busy, what with the course, school run and all the other daily activities there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day. But, you know what, im actually enjoying it. Life is feeling pretty good,Continue reading “Feeling Good”

Remember Who You Are

I used to think that my struggles with my Mental Health meant I was a failure. I would compare myself to the people around me who seemed to have worked everything out and living their best life, I longed to be normal (what I thought normal was) and tried to achieve it. I thought becauseContinue reading “Remember Who You Are”

Younger Me

I came across this photo of me a little while ago, since then I keep going back to look at it, and when I do I feel a strong sense of sadness. The little girl in that photo went through things no child should experience, no adult either. If I could reach through that photoContinue reading “Younger Me”

I’m Still Me

Leaving the house has been extremely difficult this week; I’m fighting between wanting (needing) to hide away from people and knowing that in doing so it just makes things more difficult and grows. So, I put on a smile and carried on as normal. I literally had to push myself out the door each morning.Continue reading “I’m Still Me”

Topsy-turvy 2020

It has been a weird year hasn’t it? We have reached the last 5 weeks of 2020; normally at this time of year I like to reflect and document what I have achieved, if I don’t I tend to forget or disregard them. But first I will go back a little further: 2018 was aContinue reading “Topsy-turvy 2020”

Autumn Rain

I don’t know about you but I love laying in bed listening to the rain tapping on the window. There is just something therapeutic about it, calming even, allowing the thoughts to come and go. Add to that the Cat snoring under my bed, which you would think would be quite annoying but it actuallyContinue reading “Autumn Rain”


Numerous times as a child I wished to have the Power of Invisibility; I wished to go unnoticed and avoided being in the Spotlight. Today I have been looking through old family photos from when I was little. I wondered if I would be able to see the difference between the photos of an innocentContinue reading “Invisible”

Why Are We So Hard On Ourselves?

Embarrassed Ashamed Guilt Judged Alone A Burden Weak Self-critical Failure These are just some of the feelings I have felt towards my Mental Health, and towards myself. After all, I am 40 years old, I should have had everything sussed out a long time ago. I am an adult, an adult shouldn’t react to situationsContinue reading “Why Are We So Hard On Ourselves?”

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