Being Positive = Being Fake?

As someone who considers myself a genuinely happy person today, I will get the occasional criticism or two about my attitude and my outlook on life. One of the most common ones I hear is that I am not “realistic” enough, that I am failing to acknowledge the other side of the coin, the negatives in this world.

I use to feel this was a valid point, so I started to ask myself some questions. Continue reading “Being Positive = Being Fake?”

Autism and Defying the Odds

Was diagnosed with autism, but autism doesn’t have me!

I find it fascinating looking back on my life. In the past I use to consider myself a very introverted person, shy, and very set in my own closed routines. I was also more of a thinker than a doer, a dreamer than a leader.

Being labeled as “depressed” and “autistic” in 7th grade may have been my starting point, the point where I confirmed these ideas to myself that this is who I was and who I was going to be. But even at the time I remember feeling I didn’t want to be labeled like this. Continue reading “Autism and Defying the Odds”