Here is the situation, I am not able to leave my house to work. That is the simple problem living in this situation.... Now, this is the longest I've gone without leaving the village. The trains can be heard rustling through the village, walks around the train line reveal the empty carriages. And I want that bustle again. The busy-ness of everyday life. This made up my normal.
My lockdown is proving to be a time for self-healing. After pushing myself to work in the wrong job, I feel I have gained clarity of thought and I can focus my effort in the direction I want to go. Getting through the working week sapped every ounce of energy, leaving me short-tempered, grouchy and bitter. Things aren't completely ideal right now, but I have a new direction in life that I am ready to run with post-Corona. Until then, I am grateful to have the mental energy to appreciate life and make more time for loved ones, as I look forward to a new normal.
'We found thirteen additional themes that were identified as particularly relevant to QoL, including being positive about one’s autistic identity, other people’s (lack of) knowledge of autism, sensory issues, mental health difficulties, the nature of friendships, and supporting other people as carers or volunteers.'