Mike's website: http://www.blindhiker.com/
I'm supposed to be at the Autism Society tonight, but I don't think I'll go, even though it probably would be good for me. I'm having a rough time.
It's hard to explain what it's like to have ASD (autistic spectrum disorder; it's the favored term of the year), but I can say I often think I'd rather be blind. People recognize that the blind are blind (well, Marla Runyon sometimes gets "But you're not really blind.") They make some accomodations for them. High-functioning autism is a constant struggle with no rewards at all.
I completely misread a situation recently and I'm completely mortified. I won't say exactly what happened - and, given how much I'm willing to admit publicly, you can imagine what I won't admit - but today I hate being who I am. I'll be okay soon, but not today. I'm taking the day off to wallow in self-pity. I just need the one day to whine about how bad life sucks sometimes.
Training's going okay. The next post will be back to training. Promise.