What I've Been Up To...It's been quite the year thus far. After relaunching this blog in April, I kind of went...kaput. So much of my research on autism illuminated some of my greater challenges. I frankly wasn't prepared. It's been hard to process and cope with the new information. But I rallied, enough to get a lot of projects rolling this summer. You can see some of what I've been working on in my Quarterly Review Post. Still, things move slow when you have autism...slower than you'd like. I am always trying to juggle the driven, ambitious part of myself with the part that wants to crawl into bed, exhausted from simply coping. It makes it hard to do your own thing, to forge your own path.
Fortunately, I found something that should help with this.
PatreonPatreon connects creatives with the audience that loves them. It allows them to engage more with each other through exclusive content on a membership-based platform for as little as $1/month. I love it. It means I get to keep creating, and you get to keep getting the benefit of that which I create. Note the orange button up on the left-hand side? Go check out my page, see what you think, and if you like what you see, if you like what I do here, I encourage you to become a patron. Remember, patrons will not only keep getting posts here, but they will also get exclusive and advanced content that is only on Patreon!
For all my fellow Autistics out there that are struggling to do their own thing in a world that doesn't believe they can or should, you might look into this as an option.
What's Next...Well, that's the question, isn't it? While I haven't had much in the way of time to share my thoughts on here, it doesn't mean I'm not having them. There are a lot of thoughts, and it will take time to process them enough to get them jotted down here. I know I'll be doing more advocacy as time goes on; there's not enough of a voice out there for us. In the meantime, it will probably the new year before I start posting on the reg again.
What do you think?