Sunday, 26 January 2014

A new video for my Aspiepreneur series

Some of you on here that read this blog might not know but I have recently put up a new video on YouTube. It is in my Aspiepreneur series. I thought I would go back to the start of my journey and tell how I found out I have Asperger's Syndrome, so that is what the video is about.

If you are interested, please go and have a look at this link

If you like it enough, feel free to comment on it. I've already connected with someone else who has Asperger's.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

My new healthy eating plan

So, who isn't on a diet or new healthy eating plan after all that Xmas food? I am. I put on a few pounds and am now working towards losing that with the help of the Slimming World Health Eating Plan. I did this for 6 months in 2012 and lost 10 pounds. I started the plan last Monday 6 January. In the first week I lost 1 and 1/4 pounds. I have since lost another pound. I am going down a bit each day, about an 1/8 of a pound (our scales are accuracy one and measures in eighths). I have a few more days to go until the 2 weeks I had planned to do it to is up, although I am eating out on Saturday at an RNA meeting. As I just said, I was planning to do it for 2 weeks but I might carry on for a whole month to see how much I can lose.

So, are you on a healthy eating plan? Have you lost weight yet? Let me know how much.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

My new year goals as an Aspie

I have already posted about my writing goals, now I am going to tell you the goals I have made for being an Aspie (a couple of them have not lasted already!).

1. Don't get frustrated with my mum when she is doing things for both of us eg using the TV remote control - not lasted.

2. Don't interrupt her when she speaks so I hear the full sentence and don't get it wrong - not lasted, either.

3. Try not to speak too abruptly that often - not done yet.

4. Try to be more understanding of Mum's health problems, too - trying.

5. Help more around the house - have been doing so.

So, are you an Aspie? Have you made new year goals or resolutions this year in regards to your Asperger's? If you have, let me know.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

My thoughts on TV documentary about Susan Boyle

I know it showed a few weeks ago but we recorded it and only watched it last night. I wasn't originally going to record it, but then it came out she has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, like me, so I was interested to see how she acted and coped with getting ready to do a live tour for the first time.

Watching her have tears of anxiety and nervousness before going on stage, I really related to that as a writer. I don't cry, but I do get v anxious and nervous before I do a talk/workshop when I get to do them. I know a lot of singers get stage fright before they go on stage, anyway. One thing I did relate to greatly was what her psychiatrist said about finding a niche you are good at and having support for it, because it gives you self-worth and self-esteem. I told my mum afterwards that that is why I like writing. It is something I enjoy doing, it gives me self-esteem and esp self-worth when I see on Smashwords that my earnings have gone up a bit more, like they did yesterday. Just knowing someone has downloaded a sample of one of my ebooks gives me self-worth.  Susan Boyle said she's a social lass, which is the opposite to me. But she has a v good singing voice, and when she sings she is good, and it probably takes her mind off the way she's feeling. Something like my writing does. When I write, it takes my mind off how I am and all the problems I have to face in life.

I am pleased I recorded it and watched it. I wish Susan Boyle all the best in touring. She is brave.