This new page and series of blogs is something I want to explore. I have been a bit distracted and distant lately, for a lot of reasons; but mostly because I am exhausted, emotionally and physically. Many of you know that I got "long-COVID" in the fall last year, but what most people don't know is about the silent struggle that has been going on most of my life. I have been "covering" many of "symptoms" and "behaviors" most of my life. Some successfully and others not as much. I am neurodivergent. I am a veteran. I am a woman in tech. I have multiple autoimmune disorders. I identify as a person with a disability. I wish I was ready to say more, but I'm still covering and not ready to reveal my full diagnosis/details to the world. It's hard saying if modern medicine has even fully or correctly diagnosed me, but to some extent, I'm not sure it matters. I am unique, I am me, I am learning to love and accept me for me, and I hope you can do the same.
|The picture reads: I am neurodivergent (but not broken). The image contains two hands holding a caption box that is broken in half.|
|The image shows a cartoon depiction of a roller coaster. Each car on the rollercoaster shows a different emoticon face ranging from sad to happy.|
|The picture shows two hands holding a piece of cardboard that reads have grace for me, you, and others.|