Well, I really thought I would be uploading blog posts more often than I have been, but this past year has been one of my most hectic.
The main reason is university.
This is the first time I have lived away from home, alone, for more than a week… and I’m really enjoying it! The independence I feel just from cooking and cleaning may sound trivial to someone who has lived their life independently for ages, but to someone like me, who has been basically spoon-fed for their entire existence, this is one of the best things to happen to me.
I am loving my university experience, and the help I’ve been receiving is remarkable! I have heard horror stories from various student bulletins of horrible experiences for those with disabilities, but the uni I go to has been excellent in keeping me sane.
I receive two 1 hour sessions from social skill workers, who might as well be psychiatrists, as I tend to spill all my problems within the first few minutes of meeting with them. They have helped me organise my time efficiently and have been sympathetic to my minor outbursts.
One such good example was the near breakdown I felt from hearing my mother had breast cancer (she’s all clear now, which is excellent), and they helped me through the depressing state of living away from someone I love very much while they are having difficulties I can’t help them with.
It got so bad back home that they even purchased a dog! The dog is very sweet, but I have only met him once, so I’m worried that he’ll have trouble getting used to me in the coming three weeks when I return home for the Christmas holidays.
In short, I apologise for the distinct lack of news from me, but as I previously mentioned, I have been busy. Despite the general consensus that 2016 has been pretty poor, it has been quite good for me, as it is the year that marks a new chapter in my life.
I will continue part 3 eventually! Just thought I would update you (whoever reads this) on why I haven’t been writing as much.
Thank you for reading!