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Does anyone else here actually get jealous of others’ friendships?

Memory Strategies

My memory can be horrible when it comes to getting everyday tasks done. Here are some things I use in order to help myself with this:

  • Evernote. I have been using it consistently for about a month now, and it is suprisingly powerful. Whenever I start thinking of things that I will need to remember later, I quickly get onto Evernote and type them into a note. Evernote can be used on a wide variety of devices (all of your notes will sync), and it integrates with many other useful websites and apps, so this is an excellent choice if you are looking for a place to store all of your sudden ingenious ideas. :) In fact, Evernote is so amazing that I think I will create a series of several posts on the subject at some point in the near future. 
  • Post-It notes. If I am in even more of a hurry to scribble something down, I use regular old paper Post-It notes. As I’ve said before, I keep several pads of them in my office supply drawer along with a huge stash of pens/pencils. Also, there is a special Post-It note camera on the iOS app, which comes in very handy. 
  • My arm. I write on my arm sometimes, if I need to remind myself of something several times a day. :D All I have to do is see my arm. (Obviously, this doesn’t work if you are wearing long sleeves, or never pull your sleeves up.)
  • Lists. Detailed lists, short lists, long lists, quick lists, neat lists, sloppy lists, specific lists, vague lists…the list of lists goes on and on. This and Evernote go together, as I often use Evernote to make my lists.


“You can’t control the Universe. You are the water, not the rock.” 


“You can’t control the Universe. You are the water, not the rock.” 

(via just-another-nld-kid)


Summary of executive function and how impairments in EF can manifest in autistic individuals. Lots more details in the executive function series

(via autisticfairy)

I wonder if I ever caught someones attention. Even if I was just walking among the crowd, I wonder if they wanted to get to know me or anything like that.

(via deryn-sharpest)

It is said that autism is like having a different operating system from other people. I think that is a good way of seeing ourselves and how we operate. Most people are Windows PCs, the artsy people are Macs, and we run on Linux. We will need programs to help us interact with the majority of Windows people. And at our heart is a different, not inferior, operating system. — Richard Maguire, Been There. Done That. Try This!: An Aspie’s Guide to Life on Earth (via 23andaspie)

(via ausomekids)


Words of emotions


Words of emotions


10billionwonradar asked: Sometimes I feel so far behind every one else. I feel like I'm treated like a child and act like a child, but inside I'm my real age. Does that make any sense to you? I feel useless. I doubt every single decicion I make, and I have a constant need of vertification. It's like I can't do anything without having someone around me tell me in detail what to do next. I want desperatly to be an independent young woman, someone I can actually be proud of being, but I'm trapped in my own brain.I hate it!

Yes, it definitely makes sense to me. I sometimes feel like that, too. 

I’ve been working nearly all day. 

All of the work I planned to do today is done. 

I should be really happy about that. 

Somehow, though, I never feel like I’ve done enough.

There’s always something I should’ve done, 

Always something that I could’ve done better,

Always something I didn’t do right. 


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