I’m 29, female and British. I’m also autistic. I don’t usually tell people because it’s very new, I wasn’t diagnosed until I was 28 and it’s a hard thing to accept. I never understood why I had trouble with stuff so I just blamed myself for not being able to step-up like everyone else. It’s proving very difficult to stop and to forgive myself instead. I still feel like I should be capable of doing regular person stuff, even though I’m not and I’ve never been, but that’s the standard I hold. So if I’m weird, or excessively frustrated, now you know why.
Anyway, this blog has been active since 2012 and naturally in the past seven years many things have changed. When I first started I thought this would be a World of Warcraft/Star Wars: The Old Republic blog but I have a lot of interests so I did opt to branch out. Basically I like rambling about stuff I like! Reading those early posts can be amusing as I was adamant that I would never be a raid tank … fast forward just a year I think and from Mists of Pandaria time onwards I have been nothing but a raid tank. However, some things have remained the same. While I did take about three years break from the game (in two pieces), and I’ve come and gone from Swtor as well, I still very much like and play both Warcraft and Swtor.
In May 2016 I joined tumblr and that turned into my primary blog really. For my more ‘structured’ posts I still wrote them on here but for my rambles I used tumblr. When tumblr had a major shake-up a while back I decided I wanted to archive my rambles and ported them over here. I have over two thousand posts to curate and that’s very much a work in progress.
Also in the past seven years I moved house, went back to university and then had to leave again due to ill health, wrote an awful lot and then (thanks to the aforementioned university experiment) completely forgot how to write. I’ve discovered lots of amazing TV shows, fallen in love with characters and pairings which inspire me massively. I got really into Lego and have thus far amassed a collection of over 30,000 pieces, and I decided that I wanted to learn how to draw – that too is very much a work in progress.
I don’t like to think about it but I got a big birthday coming up in 2020. Also it’s the start of a new decade so I’m really going to do my best to make 2020 my year. To that end I’m joining Wriye and I have got a years subscription to 4thewords. Writing has been a constant, telling stories is my passion. That’s why I like Lego really because of what I can create and why I like trying to draw – to make the images in my head real. I very much hope that 2020 will be full of amazing things. I’m certainly going to try my best.
The steps you take don’t have to be big: they just need to take you in the right direction.Jemma Simmons (Agents of Shield)