Damn! You mean this blog is really a year old? Wow, It’s still hard to believe I’ve been writing this blog for an entire year. 50 something posts later and I’m still getting started. Before we take a look back through a great year I just want to take this time to thank all of my loyal readers, you guys are the reason why I delicate the energy I do to this blog. It is an honor to have the opportunity to use my experiences to enlighten everyone. Well without further adieu, lets go through my top favorite blog posts from the year in chronological order. This list will serve as a refresher for those who have been reading my blog since the beginning and as a sampler for any newcomers.
1. Those Awkward Times When Game Consoles Understood Me Better Than People Ever Would…
This blog served as an origin story for my love of video games and explores some of the darker times of my life that pushed me to cling to that love. I enjoyed writing this entry because it allowed me to remind myself why I fell in love with video games in the first place. I’m not too fond of the circumstances under which I related to video games more than people, I’m glad that I had something to keep me level headed through really confusing times.
2. Perseverance is Failing 19 Times and Succeeding the 20th
This entry serves as a look into some of my difficulties in a mainstream education system. I enjoyed writing this because it allowed me to shed light on some serious flaws in our education system. Mainstream education is a scary thing and in my honest opinion, it could use a lot of fixing. I’m glad I went to schools where I got the supports I needed for the most part but I know there are many who aren’t lucky. Everyone is entitled to an education that is tailor fitted to their needs. This one size fits all crap need to stop immediately because you’re only hurting those who need the help the most.
Let’s be blunt, love totally sucks and contrary to popular belief it hurts. Women are complicated and no one can say otherwise. Quantum Physics wishes it was as complicated as women are. I enjoyed shedding light on some of my challenges when it comes to dating. I honestly don’t know if I’ll ever find Mrs. Right, at this point only God knows but for now I’ll enjoy all the things that comes with lack of commitment like playing video games til ungodly hours of the night without worrying about taking breaks to call a significant other or having time to myself to play video games or binge watch Game of Thrones Episodes or Anime or movies.
4. This is Your Brain on Autism (A Picture of My Mind)
I enjoyed writing this as it allowed me to present my perception of my own wiring to my readers. Very few people on the spectrum can tell you how their mind is wired so I enjoyed painting a delightful portrait of my mind. I included a picture of my home theater system because let’s face it, you don’t need to be Autistic to learn through pictures.
5. Hold On, So You’re Saying I Made a Difference In Your Child’s Life? Nah, You Must Have the Wrong Person
Writing this entry served as a reminder of why write this blog and why I work at a summer camp for children on the spectrum in the first place. I do it for those whose lives I impact. My experiences have helped those around me more than I can realize and to this day I still underestimate my impact in the lives of those around me.
6. But If Autism Doesn’t Look Like the Kid that Drools or that Kid With the Blank Stare, What DOES it Look Like?
I greatly enjoyed writing this because it allowed me to present Autism in a form society never will. There is a bad tendency to present Autism as something out of the ordinary but truthfully when you really dig beneath the surface, Autism is nothing out of the ordinary.
7. Does Autism Speaks Really Speak for me? #2: Obviously Not and Today they Gave Me a New Reason Why…
One of my personal favorite rants. Suzanne Wright of Autism Speaks made a true enemy of me and several Autistics the day she decided to use the words “Autism” and “Crisis” in the same sentence. I get it, the lack of funding and accessibility to services is appalling but painting a picture of Autism that scares society won’t get you that funding any faster.
8. That Place Where Everyone Is Just As Broken As You
The idea of this blog post came to me after my visit to my psychiatrist’s office. I enjoyed ranting about our society’s perception of mental health. There is nothing wrong with going to see a therapist when things in life get chaotic mentally. Mental health and physical health are two sides of the same coin
9. Holding Onto Anger is like Drinking Poison and Expecting the Other Person to Die
This was a tricky blog to write as it required I revisit parts of my life where people truly damaged myself esteem. It was sort of my way of closing some deep gashes. I had held hatred for the people mentioned in this blog post for a while so it felt good letting all of that.
10. But If I’m So Smart, Why Does Everyone Hate Me (Picking Up the Pieces of Your Bullied Child’s Psyche)
Bullying is a terrible thing that absolutely NO ONE should ever have to endure. This blog post was inspired by one of the hardest episodes of Parenthood I’ve had to watch. Many triggers were set off that night. This blog was another instance of me having to recall tough memories from my life but it serves as a reminder that any attempt to ruin a person’s day can potentially ruin their life. Bullying is totally not worth the cheap thrills and everyone loses.
11. The League of Extraordinary Women
When thinking of people who had a major impact on my life it was interesting realizing that a bulk of them were women. I enjoyed finally being able to pay homage to the women who have helped me to get to where I am today. Thanks again.
12. There is No Spoon, Then You’ll See That it is Not The Spoon That Bends, It is Only Yourself
I enjoyed writing this mind blowing blog post about the mysteries of Autism we as a society have created. We have a society have over complicated Autism and until we learn acceptance we will never be content with children on the spectrum.
I have truly enjoyed writing this blog and I look forward to another year ahead. If there was a particular blog post you enjoyed that isn’t up here it doesn’t mean I didn’t like the post, it was tough to narrow down but I had to choose posts that carried a lot of weight in relation to my life. For anyone wondering why such a vulgar blog title, it’s a reference to a catchy song by 2 Chainz called “Birthday Song” and also an inside joke among friends. Stay classy people and when I die, bury me inside the Gucci store…..
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