I have always been different from those around me. I noticed early on that I had to deal with it because I had to be “Normal” to fit in and be like the others.If I could time travel, I might have told myself to let that thought go slightly. A tiny bit, as it alsoContinue reading “My (forever) growing toolbox”
Author Archives: Serena Nova
How pregnancy influenced me
I had never expected that my pregnancy would influence my brain this much. Our planning – and yes, we underestimated pregnancy a lot! – was for us to get pregnant (of course) and for me to be writing and still be working. Growing a baby wouldn’t be that hard, right?At the moment, I could slapContinue reading “How pregnancy influenced me”
Over stimulation now and then
There are two before and afters for me. One was before I got the diagnosis of Autism, and the second one was before I became a mom. Before I got the diagnosis, I did not think I had many problems with noise, light, people, busy places, and everything else. I did have days I endedContinue reading “Over stimulation now and then”
Be the wrecking ball in the world.
And I do not mean in the literal sense.What I do mean is, be me. Be my own perfect, achieve my own goals and expectations.Because I’ve always believed that people would watch me, judge me, and criticize me for who I am and what I do or say. They do because they do. Do IContinue reading “Be the wrecking ball in the world.”
Why would a stool be a stool? Why has that name that meaning? I do know to rename a seat and have the whole world use the new name would be ridiculous. But why couldn’t I give some new meanings to words or rename certain words using similar versions? Who says I can’t do that.Continue reading “Rewording words.”
Hearing something you didn’t know you needed to hear. I think we all have those moments. Someone says, “you look great.” out of the blue, or they tell you that you can do this without asking that person to say those words to you. They are the words you need to hear without knowing it,Continue reading “Hearing something…”
Forgetting my meds….
For those who do not know, I have ADHD and Autism. This is a fun mix, I do not filter, and my brain goes so fast that I have found ten things in the house to be done before I even set my foot out of my bed in the morning. I have medication forContinue reading “Forgetting my meds….”
Finally, I’m back.
You haven’t heard from me for some time. The biggest reason why was that I didn’t have my full Grammarly account and I do not have the confidence to write and post without it. English is my second language, as Dutch is my first. And it isn’t so perfect that I trust my own writing.Continue reading “Finally, I’m back.”
Changes and getting used to them
There’s this “strange” thing about me. I can and can’t deal with changes. Yes, you read that right because I have two types of changes. One that I decided to make, this is nine out of ten times fine for me, and I can handle that switch like I think everyone does. And the secondContinue reading “Changes and getting used to them”
A snippet of Sunday.
I wanted to post this yesterday, but I also needed a moment to let it settle. I want to be honest, to myself and here. But this, it’s a lot. And to admit it to myself is a huge step, but saying it out loud to the world is even bigger. So I needed toContinue reading “A snippet of Sunday.”