I was diagnosed at a young age and went through the special education system in public schools. Family is incredibly important to me as I grew up in a large supportive family. I enjoy being outside in nature and arts and crafts.View all posts
This Christmas will be the second major holiday after my Dad passed away. I feel untethered and way too young to have no living parents! How can it be that my sisters and I are the only ones who now remember our childhood
I’m going to be spending Christmas with my oldest sister and her family this year. I appreciate the opportunity to spend time together with family getting to know them better. I’m hoping to spend time with my niece and maybe my nephew. They’re both good kids but they have grown a lot since I had seen them last. I know I will have time with my sister but the rest of her family I don’t know as well.
A big reason I don’t know them as well is that I don’t like to travel and I find visiting other people stressful. I usually feel like a fish out of water. I find it hard to remember what the expectations are for me. I feel like I’m missing a lot of context about what is happening around me. I struggle with auditory processing so it’s difficult when noises are too loud and also when things are too soft that it’s hard for me to hear, especially if there’s other things going on. I never know if I will be able to filter out noise so I can hear the conversation I’m part of and it can be very frustrating to miss parts of the information I need. Those are some of the reasons that I find traveling and visiting family to be difficult.
I hope this winter holiday season brings my readers more joy and happiness into your lives. Wishing everyone a wonderful December!