Welcome To ‘Discovering My Authentic Self’

Welcome everyone to my first, not first blog post on my new found blog!

For followers who followed me at my other/older blog I hope you will join me on my new found blog here and new journeys. I am very excited about this new experience in my blogging journey and I am excited to have you along for the ride.

For new bloggers or readers who just discovered me…Welcome!!! Please take time to navigate my site especially the ‘About My Authentic Self’ click here tbhpage as it is a mini introduction of myself. Newly and improved mind you, but still very much me.

After a few days spending long hours hard work and care I have successfully started a new blog that is worth sharing and I cannot express how happy this makes me. At first I was really unsure about starting a new blog, not sure if I really wanted too make the change or start over, but after doing it I am really happy with my decision. It is so exciting!!!

For older followers you will notice some of my site’s set up is kind of the same as the old, but new at the same time. A few changes besides the obvious new blog name/url are my about me (My Authentic Self) description/introduction has been changed and upgraded. Another major change was now my autism resource page is way more organized into specific categories and there is an drop down menu to make it faster and easier to navigate. Well hopefully, at least that was the idea. 😃 Although it was not entirely the way I wanted it presented, I ended up doing the Autism Resource page and menus my own way. I am really satisfied with it.

However, the hugest change you will notice is yet to happen. That is my content will change as in it will be a lot more focused on only few topics. My focus is changing more towards autism, associated disorders, mental health and my life experiences. I am no longer doing Favorite Friday Q&As or other Q&A’s really, reviews and other off topics unless it directs directly to the focus of this blog. I am still debated if I will do awards in the future here, or make this a non-award blog, however if my blog still gets nominated for blogger awards know it will still be very appreciated and put a huge smile on my face. I am thinking I will do awards this blog gets nominated for as I love doing the mini facts, or the mini Q&A’s some of them evolve as helps bloggers get to know me, offers tips sometimes for new bloggers, inspiration and nominating new or other bloggers as it gives them free recognition. There are so many great blogs to share/discover and awards is one way of doing that. So yes, awards are still in decision. xD Also note that I may be leaving my old blog open for reviews and other off related topics or open a new/more new blogs for things like reviews. I haven’t decided yet, I do know I would still love to do different things especially reviews but want to decide on a more organized way to do it. So that is also still in decision. Haha. We will see…

This paragraph is for only bloggers who have been following me over at ‘Rude Girl ~ Living In An Aspie World’ and can be ignored by new readers/followers. I will be adding a variety of both old content/posts from my other blog that I find relates here and also new content. The older content will likely be updated and reedited before sharing here, but I will make sure to post it in the title as an old post so you know. 😃 I am happy about doing a variety of both old and new content so there is like a bit of everything for everyone and I don’t want to trash the older posts I really loved doing or am proud of. Also gives new readers some more content and then also new content for those who followed my other blog. If that makes any sense?! Haha.

Over time if I decide to not keep my old blog it will eventually be deleted, but it will be a lot later down the road and followers will have many opportunities to follow this new blog as I will probably spam it like a religion tbh aka at the end of updates and posts I post over at ‘Rude Girl ~ Living In An Aspie World’

If you made it this far, and you noticed a recent follow by moi, it’s just me ‘Aspie Rude Girl’ hahahaha Over the next bit I am going to try my best to follow all the blogs I kept up with my old blog as I don’t want to miss out on anything or lose touch with fellow bloggers and bloggers who have helped/inspired me etc.

Other than the exciting news of my new blog, I got a job interview tomorrow. Woot! Wish me luck. 😃 That is all that is new in my routinely boring life tbh.

Apologies if this post seems scrambled and doesn’t make sense at times I just wanted to do a rather quick first blog post welcoming everyone…so welcome!!!

I am off to listen to music…Bye for now!



I am a 30-year-old female living life on the autism spectrum and still trying to find my place in the world. I have other associated disorders or mental illnesses such as OCD, anxiety (generalized and social) and a history of depression to name a few. I love writing and have been writing different styles for as long as I can remember. Like most people who have a strong passion for writing I started writing stories and wrote in a journal in grade school. I remember specifically purchasing my first diary/journal that had a lock with my cousin when I was around 10 year-of-age. I was very excited to start writing in it as it was the first fanciest and most formal writing tool I owned. I think that was when my writing journey really began as I started to write daily. Some of my main goals for this blog is to write about autism, it's associated disorders and my life in hopes to help others. To spread awareness and educate in hopes to end some of the stigmas society has attached to things mental illness and autism. To meet like minded bloggers or be inspired by other writers. Other than that I will post or share anything that is of interest or pops into my head. As I grow older, the more I understand about myself and experience life I find myself wanting to seek a further diagnoses or a reevaluation. That is part of the reason why I am opening a new blog here and the reason for my new found blog name. So I hope you all will join me on my continued journey and new discoveries. My diagnoses are not all who I am so here are some random facts about myself. Some of my hobbies besides writing include music, The Sims 3, Xbox, Netflix, scrapbooking and the outdoors. I have a very strong passion for music. It is like my drug/medicine/obsession and you may catch me from time to time preaching it like a religion. Apologies in advance I am married to a man who is not on the spectrum, but he is as equally as amazing and I am insanely in love with him. Like my rants about my life and music you will also hear a lot about him. I was born and raised in Canada who recently seeked Permanent Residence in the USA, so I am no longer an illegal alien. Although I am still an 'alien' tbh. I say imo and tbh too much. (imo = in my opinion/tbh = to be honest) They are also probably the only two abbreviations you will catch me using as one of my many pet peeves are people who 'typ like dis' The only thing that probably makes me a stereotypical Canadian is my obsession with hockey. I am a very organized person. However, it is normally with things that don't really matter in life such as my files on my computer that are organized in folders, within folders... I often can be perceived as rude at first until you get to know me. I have a huge imagination. Some of my favorite animals are dogs, cats, monkeys, penguins and elephants. I prefer animals to humans tbh. Basically I am another complexed human being like everyone else trying to find her way through life and I welcome you all to my newly found blog. This description is subject to change at anytime as my blog grows, I add more facts about myself or for whatever reason I feel fit. ~ My Authentic Mind

12 thoughts on “Welcome To ‘Discovering My Authentic Self’

  1. Yay! New blog!

    I’m excited about your new content. I really love your commentary and perspective. I feel like we have a lot in common in the way we experience things. Although I’m not an aspie (according to the tests) I do fall close to being on the spectrum.

    I wish you the best of luck on this new adventure. And there will be some growing pains with the new blog. Even though I posted multiple times on my old blog for new followers to come over, I only got a handful. I miss the interaction, but sometimes a fresh start is needed.

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    1. I feel like we have a lot in common too with how we experience things, anxiety is something I feel we both struggle with. I don’t think people have to be on the same spectrum to still be able to relate in some ways. The beauty of human kind. Truthfully the past few years I have actually been questioning if my screening and diagnoses is correct. Just at times I question more it seems than I have answers too. I might ask for a further or re evaluation. Something that is not common for Aspies is we are not delayed in speech, motor skills etc. I know now I was in fact very delayed in both as a child. It makes me wonder if I got a different diagnoses and said to be more higher functioning because I grew up developing coping mechanisms etc and maybe something was missed. I think if I was diagnosed a lot younger it may have been more lower end of the spectrum. So maybe I was and now I have grown up and experienced society a lot more, life or whatever it may be I am more high functioning? I don’t think my diagnoses is wrong per say, just certain things still don’t seem to fit. Diagnoses and things like that can be complexed though I guess. So many females for example who are likely autistic especially high functioning can go undiagnosed because the traits are different in males and females (At some point there was a study and they actually believed for abit only males could have asperger syndrome) it was a long time ago, but things like that. Females are more social or want to be more social and I hear females are great at like mimicing to be accepted. So when screened diagnoses can be over seen. They often get diagnosed with something else like borderline personality disorder etc.

      Thank you for the support and kind words. 🙂 It inspires me to keep going with the growing pains you mentioned. Yeah I have noticed that too so far even though I just started this blog. I will probably miss the old interactions too from my old blog, but I have hopes if I grow this one hopefully I can make some new interactions etc. I am still going to follow a lot of the old blogs I was following on my old blog and if they follow me back or not I am going to try and not take it personally. Haha. I guess I can still interact at least on their blogs. You are right sometimes pressing the restart button is very refreshing and needed. 🙂 I will make sure to keep up with your newer blog as well so we don’t lose touch and I really like your perspective as well.

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      1. This made my day :-). I can’t explain, it just did.

        I’ve never had anything official with an Asperger’s diagnosis… I think I’m just an extremely awkward human being. I still get the social cues and can tell when conversations are changing or folks are annoyed with me, which in turn makes me anxious, and going overboard with the things that annoy people.

        And I can deal with people, but I just really like being an introvert. For instance, Saturday, I’m going to see a play with friends, and even now I’m looking for reasons to raincheck… but I already bought my ticket. Now that I’ve picked up sewing, I’m so okay with just putting on a movie or show and spending the evening in front of the machine or at my cutting mat.

        However, my shoulders hate me right now lol.

        But I like those little things you can do by yourself — crafty stuff, gaming, reading. I’d rather do that than deal with people. Except for Honey Bunny, but we’re those folks who enjoy comfortable silences.

        People, though, people are perplexing to me. I try to be a logic based person and look at things from an objective standpoint, but just people peopling just elude me.

        Have you ever taken a Myers-Briggs personality test?

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      2. I understand what you mean about feeling awkward and anxious. I get the same feelings but for different reasons such as I am not great with social cues etc.

        Ah, yes being an introvert is the way to go. I can’t deal with most people, and when I do it is best one at a time. And even then I have like a social limit. I can only like use my energy for so long if that makes sense. So I enjoy being an introvert too. I am weird about social events, I always want to like go out with my hubby or friends etc I get excited about it, but when I get there I instantly want to come back home. Lol. I too much prefer my down time at home.

        Sorry to hear about your shoulders. Hope you feel better soon.

        I also enjoy things I can do on my own crafts, coloring, writing etc. Music is a big help too. Though some days I cannot deal with anyone and some days are challenging to deal with my hubby (very few but these are my worse days. Happened last night where I just had no patience for anything. I was feeling really anxious etc and he was trying to help or even just being himself and I am like I just want to be alone) which luckily he does understand. I just felt bad cause he worked all day wants to come home and relax and I am like a wreck. And he is just asking me simple things like ‘Are you hungry for dinner’ Haha. Like offering to make me food after working all day and I am like all anxious and bitchy. Luckily those days are rare. Overall both the hubby and I and in some ways it is for similar reasons so that helps. We are both home bodies and we understand we both like our alone time or need down time. And when we do things together it is either very routinely or planned and if it is done by routine and planned then I am fine. Like you said we enjoy our comfortable silences.

        People perplex me too and I can relate.

        No I haven’t taken Myer’s Brigg’s personality test, but I will look into it. Thanks for the suggestion.

        I’m glad I could make your day thank you for the discussion as well it made my day brighter too. 🙂

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      1. I wasn’t aware of that… hmm. Well, most of the followers I interacted with in my previous blog came over, so I’m not sweating it too much. But thanks for this! I appreciate it!

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  2. Wow!!! I’m so stoked for you girl! I love the new blog. Nice work! I love your “old” one, too, of course! Both are amazing! I’ve got some more to say on other posts on here but I gotta wait until tomorrow; the morning will be an early one lol 😉 But I’m here and I figured if I can comment at least once somewhere tonight, it’s gotta be on your blog 😘💖

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    1. Thank you! I am excited too! I will miss my old blog, but it was time for a change/upgrade. Now that I have done it I feel really good about it and know it was the right choice for me. 🙂 I really appreciate the comment and means a lot you took time to post on my new blog. Thanks for all the support! I love your blogs too! 🙂 ❤

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