From Secret Life of an Autistic Stripper: Why am I only alive at work? Why can I give so much of myself to my customers and so little to my friends?
How to stop offering solutions
You deal with complex problems all day at work, and you’re wired to develop solutions: fixing bugs in your code, optimizing bottlenecks in systems, finding the perfect name to represent an idea in your interface.
It's NOT about the nail
Her: It’s just… there’s all this pressure, you know? Sometimes it feels like it’s right up on me. And I can just feel it, like literally feel it in my head, and it’s relentless and… I don’t know if it’s gonna stop.
(Back to) Normal
I wish things were back to normal What is this Normal? If you grew up as a nerd, social outcast, or any kind of weirdo, you likely asked this question to yourself as you wrestled with your place in society with the neurotypicals you saw so seemingly happy around you.
Thinking about emotions
Maybe you’re someone who spends a lot of time in your head: you think big and lofty ideas, and you construct complex structures and worlds in your mind. Maybe emotions have been something you haven’t spent much time thinking about.
You’re good at what you do. You like to think so. But it’s one thing to think you’re great and another to believe you’re great. The app you made is amazing and helps people every day.