One month ago I could not describe what an emotional connection was. Emotional connections are peculiar things, especially for one who is unconsciously unaware of emotions within oneself and others. I have been aware of my Asperger’s Syndrome for two years now. I spent the majority of that time re-evaluating my past, and trying to understand my current social oddities.
In all that time, however, It never occurred to me that my partners failed attempts to connect with me were making her feel unhappy, and unloved. Read the rest of this entry »
I would like to apologize for the hiatus in my blog, and take this opportunity to get it re-started. I will give a brief update of my Asperger’s-related happenings.
I am nearing the end of my third semester of grad school. This is officially the first semester I have experienced with the knowledge of my Asperger’s. What surprises me is that I have found more obstacles rather than less. On top of that, a professor told me that if I were to attempt a PhD in economics, I would fail. I heard these words from a professor I worked hard to build a relationship with, and the only professor who knows about my Asperger’s.
This post is about taking tests, and how tests are a completely false representation of my intelligence.
I realize that I have not posted in a while. This is because school started. It is my second year of graduate school. I have a suicidal schedule this semester. Usually a graduate student takes their hard classes the first year, and work on their thesis the second year while taking easier electives. I decided to wait until now to take my hard classes… and I must work on my thesis, which happens to require extensive research for two disciplines… which can turn your brain in fanatic circles. Read the rest of this entry »
Today Ritalin cleared my mind, but made me a fool, and embarrassed my girlfriend. I am here to tell the story.
Wait for the fool scenario… it comes at the end of this post.
Along with my Asperger’s diagnosis, I was given the diagnosis of ADD, not otherwise specified. I have since been taking Ritalin. I have not been taking it very long, only for about one month. Therefore, I am still not solidified on the effect it has on me.