I started this blog exactly 100 posts ago - last December. I was going through a rough time then as well and blogging about ASD made me feel better about the relationships I had lost due to my then-recent difficulty in social situations.
This is definitely not the most-read blog -- nor do I imagine it ever will be -- but that's all right with me. The purpose of this blog is not to accumulate thousands of views a day. Instead, what I endeavor to do here is share pieces of myself as I am able. I try to share how I live as an Autistic individual and the struggles I face and how I overcome them. This is kind of a cathartic thing for me, actually; it definitely helps me through some of my challenges. I also like to share some issues I see in the Autistic community here. I like to share news stories and advocacy issues and as much as I can about the little things I see in the news and other sources. I want to connect with other Autistics online; I want to find mentors. I want to discover and provide insight.
I am proud of myself as a Young Autistic Female and, frankly, I think that's the most important thing to me about this blog. This is where I share my Autistic pride. This is where I share that I'm OK with my quirks and, for the most part, I see my Autistic differences as having made me a better person. I am pretty content with my life right now and I enjoy sharing it.
Happy 100 posts, you guys! I've enjoyed being here as a tiny little part of the Autistic blogging community and I can't wait to continue blogging, meeting new people, and connecting with you all.