Author: Katelyn Decker
Date: 7 march 2019
What People Don’t See About My Life as an Anxious Autistic Person
For most of my life, I knew there was something different about me. Even as a child, I sensed that I responded and reacted to life in different ways than those around me.
In my youth, I was outgoing to a certain degree, but there would be moments where I just didn’t want to speak and tried to hide away somewhere where people weren’t. For the longest time, I blamed it on being an introvert, and everyone around me went with it. Sometimes my emotions got the better of me and I’d say or do things that stuck out, that didn’t make sense, that embarrassed me. But I blamed it on being immature and on not having complete control of my feelings. Sometimes I was whisked out of my core classes and taken to a small room to talk about how to better be social.
From: The Mighty. Read more