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A Day in the Life: 04 March 2017

Love, That Luana Me · March 4, 2017, Saturday · 3 comments

A Day in the Life is a blog linkup run by Liz of Janepedia.com.

I haven’t participated in a linkup for years, if memory doesn’t fail me, and I feel excited like a kid at the thought of joining fellow bloggers in this kind of sharing, especially considering the changes I’ve made to my blog since last year. 🙂

So here it goes:

What time is it?

10:08 PM

Before I started writing this, I was:

Getting my calendar organized for this weekend, and choosing a place on my desk for the new books I bought today.

Something I love about myself today is:

I didn’t feel ashamed of stimming1 in public, which feels great, because I usually get anxious about that. I think it was Simone’s presence to help, because he accepts me for the way I am and he does his best to help me get rid of the overload when it happens. He also helped me cry while we were at the restaurant, which made a huge difference, because crying eases my tachicardia and the panic I get from the overload.

Something good that happened today:

Simone and I celebrated 7 years together! 🙂 We spend a lovely day out, in Rome. We ate Japanese for lunch and pizza with chips for dinner, we spent hours in book shop and talked culture and nerdyness, all completed with plenty of cuddles (those include staring into each other’s eyes lovingly <3).

Who did you speak to most recently?

Offline: Simone and my sister.

Online: my spiritual children, my client Jerry and Georgie.

On my to-do list for tomorrow:

Progress on the How to Write White Papers course by copywriter Steve Slaunwhite on FreelanceWritersDen.com (disclosure: it’s my affiliate link), a subscription community for freelance writers created by the awesome Carol Tice (a pro blogger I admire, as a professional and as a human being). It’s a $25/month worth of forums, bootcamps, calls and more lovely stuff.

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Also, I plan to have a Chinese dinner out with my friend Silvia after church. 🙂

A random moment from today:

When I tried to explain to Simone my idea on a game we were playing, about a number series like 2 – 4 – 6, that numbers were in the form

1+1 = 2

2+2 = 4

3+3 = 6

and I explained it like:

“The sum of a [natural] number to its own copy.

And Simone was like “what?!”

LOL Sometimes I just can’t put thoughts into words and I come up with the weirdest expressions.

A word to describe your mood today.

Happy. <3

Anything that didn’t go according to plan?

Not waking up before 9 this morning, so Simone and I couldn’t meet before 1 PM, because I had to wash my hair and it took some time. I went to sleep late last night, around 2 AM, due to some issues with hormones that had given me a slight depression. It was gone this morning, but I had to sleep enough hours to function and I couldn’t before 9.

But yeah, that didn’t ruin the day, at least! 🙂

To join the linkup, read Liz’s page here.

Thanks for reading!

Image credit: Rayani Melo

  1. I still don’t know if I’m autistic or highly sensitive or I have a sensory processing disorder. I definitely know I suffer from emotional and sensory overload (I hate it). I’m going to get diagnosed this year, and I also still have scars from childhood bullying to heal from, so I’ll be trying to get as much help as possible. Simone believes I might have Asperger’s Syndrome, and he’s not the only one who suspects that, so we’ll see what happens next.

Luana Spinetti

3 responses to “A Day in the Life: 04 March 2017”

  1. Liz says:

    Pizza is the best. 😏

    I’m not comfortable stimming [knowingly] in public, but it happens regardless. I think autistics should not have to have “quiet hands”. Allistics have their things they call quirks, and stimming couldn’t be more normal of a behavior, but ugh. There is still that stigma.

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    • Luana says:

      Isn’t it? ;9 *yum*

      Not knowingly, yes, but I think last time I didn’t care because I was in survival mode — letting the stim free meant avoiding major tachicardia, anxiety and the risk to faint on the street, so I shut down emotionally about it. Usually I’m even too self aware. ^^;

      Oh no, “quiet hands” don’t help, and they don’t even help people suffering from severe anxiety. There must be a coping mechanism and demanding “quiet hands” is just not reasonable. Unless stimming hurts oneself or another person (but then it can be channeled to a non-harming action, right?), it’s not much different than a tic or a quirk.

      Thanks for commenting, Liz. ^_^ *hug*

      Lu

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  2. Michelle says:

    I have problems with sensory overload and even was diagnosed as having Nonverbal Learning Disorder which is pretty close to some forms of autism like Asperger’s which according to the DSM V doesn’t exist anymore. Oh well
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