A neuro-atypical person living in a neurotypical world.
I’ve been living with Anorexia Nervosa for half of my life, but it’s only in the more recent years that I’ve discovered that I’ve been living my entire life in a world that wasn’t designed for people like me. I’m okay with that. I don’t mind being different, but I’d be lying if I said that it hasn’t made things difficult. I have high-functioning autism & I’m still learning what that means for me.
I have mental health problems & I have physical health problems, but they aren’t the things that I necessarily want people to remember me for.
So…some positives…I like mermaids! 🧜♀️ A lot! They do all kinds of plastic surgeries these days, but I’m yet to find a surgeon willing to give me mermaid scales or a fin, so atm…I save it for my dreams.
I love science! 🧬Again…a lot! I could bore people to death with science & being autistic & talking about your interests extensively really can put people on the edge of being bored to death, but being on the high-functioning end allows me to recognise when I need to shut up. I’m hoping to extend my knowledge in the field of medicine 👩⚕️ – I have been passionate about it for so long & it is my ambition in life to go to medical school! Science is everything…quite literally when you think about it. It’s everywhere…it’s who are. I’m such a geek, but I’m also quite happy to be one!
I like the academic stuff, but even I can get bored of it, so to balance it out…I also like to do creative stuff. 🎨 I make things for my fairy garden🧚♀️ (big kid over here), I draw, scrapbook, etc. I can play a few instruments…flute, guitar, piano. 🎼 I spent 2 decades of my life dancing – my favourite being ballet 🩰 & gymnastic 🤸♀️dance, but I also did modern jazz, tap & theatre craft. I’m also active – which is also something I’m learning to balance because it doesn’t make for a healthy person when you compulsively exercise alongside anorexia. Before my ED though…I loved athletics! 🏃♀️ I was getting massively into the 100m sprint & hurdles, but then the ED got in the way & that was the start & end of my athletics career – thankfully I can laugh about it though. (And I guess I’m still doing the hurdles now anyway…life hurdles…I’m quite the athlete when it comes to life hurdles 🤔😆)
And just a lil more to finish off… I guess I’m just a lil bit eccentric (or a lot?) Apparently..my sense of humour is also very dry? 🤷♀️ (or at least…that’s generally what I’m told) Not to mention very dark too, but it’s more often the case that I think I’m being funny when I’m really not. Ya can’t win all the crowd. I’m also not always the easiest to predict..usually found in trainers, but now & again..I’ve been noted to dress very hippie like or very 1920’s like.. & obviously.. I have the days where I make it acceptable to cover myself in glitter & be a mermaid. Naturally.
(Cheesiest ‘about’ post over! 😂😳)