Apparently, the beginning of 2018 brings a lot of change.
It’s not something that a lot of people like, but for autistics – even more so. Even when the changes are great.
Over the winter break, I moved dorms! It’s a lot bigger than what I’m used to, and it has a laundry room in the apartment AND a window. Seriously, I am beyond excited about actually having sunlight in my room.
I also have a roommate, who is quite nice. She has postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome just like me, which is exciting. We’re good friends, so it’s working out quite well.
As well as that, we started out with the new semester this week! I’m looking forward to the classes, as most are online.
I’m also going to Nashville later this month for an appointment at Vanderbilt Hospital. I’ve been waiting a year to go, so I’m excited. It’s a long drive though, and I’m dreading it a bit.
I also turn 21 this month. I’m not sure I’ll even celebrate it, as it just doesn’t feel that important.
Even though all the change is positive, it’s also very stressful and draining. I’ve slept so much lately that it’s a bit ridiculous – and there’s still boxes all over the place because I haven’t had the spoons (energy) to even hang up drawings on my wall. I’ll write up a post sometime soon regarding burnout and tips to avoid it, once I manage to actually do well at it.
To be honest, I think the cat has adjusted much better and more quickly than I have.
Seriously, she’s loving the place and thinks she owns it.
Then again, my room is filled with her toys – so I guess she does already own it.
Once this month and adjustment period is over, I should be fine. That’s what I’m telling myself, anyways.