A Mother in Love’s Name Only

My mother loved me, and she still loves me. I used to question that, but then too I used to think that ‘Love’, especially the familial sort, included having responsibilities to a person; I’ve realised since that love is just an emotion. A powerful emotion, but not one that carries a contractual agreement. Between me…

Socially Weird Behaviour?

Let’s talk about a subset of behaviours which are considered weird and sometimes due to their oddity are called ‘socially unacceptable’ but which aren’t inherently harmful or dangerous to anyone else; specifically I’m talking about stimming. For those who aren’t familiar, stimming is the word for repetitive sensory stimulating behaviours, such as: bouncing your leg,…

The Hungry Wolf

CN: this post includes mentions food insecurity, and discussion of eating habits What time is it Mr.Wolf? “Dinner time!” My mother makes a big show of leaning back while fake roaring, scoops me up and pretends to naw on my leg, barely surpressing her own laughter. Now, I can’t put an exact age to this…

Anxiety, the Invisibility Potion

Que the awkward shuffling of my feet. Sorry folks. I don’t have many people who are likely to have noticed my existence, so my absence could hardly make a large impact, but I disappeared from this blog for a while. That is to say, I never really left, I just sort of suddenly couldn’t cope…

What is it like to HAVE attention deficit disorder?

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to experience ADD, and if you have ADD have you ever wondered what it’s like from someone elses shoes? Scrolling along I saw an open question about it, the thread was amazing with so many diverse answers, some experiences I share, some totally dissimilar. (I’d love to hear…