2 thoughts on “Adjusting To The “New” You

  • June 1, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    I can 100% relate to this, Elaine! This year I came to terms with the fact that, as an autistic person, I can’t handle the fast-paced stress of the fashion industry..

    It’s hard knowing your future doesn’t look the way you thought it would. But that doesn’t mean we can’t do anything else meaningful. I mean this stuff is probably more meaningful than fashion anyway.

  • June 2, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    I know the feeling exactly. I had y dream job, Unix System administrator, managing Unix servers and workstations and servers, then 15 years ago I had my breakdown. I sort of held on for another 5 years, but not really, I just wasn’t the same, I couldn’t handle the work and kep having spectacular breakdowns. I had to leave on disability almost exactly 10 years ago.Since then I’ve tried to reinvent myself by taking classes at a local college, but despite a lot of good grades, I’ve wound up dropping out of two degree programs due to breakdowns. More dreams lost to bipolar. I’m now looking at some sort of low end job to supplement my ssdi. I do write, but not for money. I do speak on mental illness, for money, but not much.


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