Yesterday's post, One Year In was like dipping my toe in the waters, testing the temperatures for where I want to go next. I've been thinking about who I am really, and what is important to me as I've moved through the end of my first year of official diagnosis.
I mentioned yesterday that I have read several books over the past year that have been helpful in understanding myself better, where I'm going and what I want. The suggested reading list is on my calender to create this weekend. Stay tuned and look for a page devoted to those books.
One of those books I've recently read is called I AM Aspien Woman - The Unique Characteristics, Traits, and Gifts of AdultFemales on the Autism Spectrum by Tania Marshall, M.Sc.. I highly recommend it and other books she has written.
Reading Tania's book helped me to see myself as more than a set of challenges and inspired me to entertain the idea that I have strengths, what Tania calls, "AspienPowers - gifts, strengths and or abilities".
For example, until reading her book I had no idea how many traits and strengths I shared with other Aspien women. It was like turning on a spotlight and shining it on the large community that I am a part of, not even realizing how connected I am. It's been liberating to say the least.
I want to use Wisdom Tara to explore these traits and strengths and live my life in a richer, more fulfilled way and I invite you to participate as you feel so inspired.
Tomorrow will be the first of many posts I'll be makingon my own challenges, strengths, & opportunities as an Autistic women. I'm excited to share this adventure with you.
Here's to the amazing women that we are!
The post above was written as an entry for my blog Wisdom Tara on January 2, 2016. I'm transferring over those posts that I have written since the beginning of this year to Aspien At Heart ©. At the time I wrote the post I had not yet decided to create Aspien At Heart ©
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