Five years (all right, that was 6 times but please bear with me) ago, I was forced to make a decision that was scary for me, one that would change my life, one that forced me to look at myself in a different way.
Change is never easy for anyone, much less one on the Spectrum, so being asked to make an Earth shattering decision was something I had postponed up to that point. I ducked the decision, dodged it as best as I could and wanted to prolong my version of paradise for as long as I wanted. Then, things changed when I felt complacent where I was, I wanted more in my life, I wanted my life to mean something….
So five years ago, I took the proverbial plunge and moved out of my mothers apartment which was above the business that had kept us afloat for so long..and the thing that I see now is, I wonder what I had to be scared of..
I took the plunge and, since then, I haven’t looked back..
Friends and family have noticed that I’ve mellowed down considerably since then. To give one an idea of where emotionally, I was feeling the stress of my family’s business and working myself. It always felt that my social life was nonexistent because there was not much( or very little) of a social life. Now, I do work, volunteer and travel around the local area and I’m able to have friends at my apartment when I like.
This is only one of the many aspects that I’ve evolved since that day five years ago. I’ve learned so much since then, about cooking meals, managing money and honestly, I’ve learned so much about myself and the person I am now. So for my friends that pushed me, for my family (especially my oldest brother Kevin, who has been my strongest supporter) who pushed me to evolve, I sincerely want to say thank you so much for helping me to evolve and to find a way to….