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I quit my feeble attempt of being neurotypical

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duvetdayforeveryone · 25/04/2022 19:53

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I quit. I quit social media. I quit having a smart phone. I quit trying to maintain friendships. I quit trying to be the family member everyone expects. I quit small talk. I quit the possibility of ever having a job. I quit trying to keep a volunteering position.

At 34 years old I think I am more than entitled to give up. I have failed at being neurotypical, but I will spend the rest of my days enjoying my neurodiverse self.

Note: When I say give up I am not suicidal, I merely have come to terms that I will spend the rest of my days as a couch potato although I am thin so I am a couch sweet potato.

I don't know why I posted this. Perhaps you also feel like not trying anymore, if you do go ahead and join me.

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BlackeyedSusan · 25/04/2022 21:25

Congratulations. Welcome to the tribe.



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JohnMcCainsDeathStare · 25/04/2022 21:58

It might seem scary but you'll have more energy not having to LARP all the time. And worst of all the LARP kinda sucks with rules that change all the time but don't make any sense. And loud, obnoxious people with no substance getting all the XP and the cool loot.

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ENoeuf · 25/04/2022 22:06

What does LARP mean?

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bobbythevet · 25/04/2022 22:10

Nothing to add but respect and admiration. I'm inching my freak flag up but am so far from letting it fly

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bobbythevet · 25/04/2022 22:11

ENoeuf · 25/04/2022 22:06

What does LARP mean?

Live Action Roll Play

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DinosaurOfFire · 25/04/2022 22:13

@ENoeuf It means Live Action RolePlay, like the types of games where people dress up as knights or medieval people and re-enact battles.

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ENoeuf · 25/04/2022 22:38

Oh thank you, like a word for masking?

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ofwarren · 25/04/2022 23:24

Excellent! I gave up a while back and it really is liberating.
I still have social media but only really have family on there.

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Trivester · 26/04/2022 04:16

LARP is an excellent term.

well done duvet! Welcome to being you.

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duvetdayforeveryone · 26/04/2022 07:11

Thank you everyone :) I was formally diagnosed 6 years ago, but it has taken this long to realise I was not being true to myself.

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BarrowInFurnessRailwayStation · 26/04/2022 19:14

A thin couch potato is a French fry ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Anyway, congratulations ๐Ÿ˜ƒโœŠ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒป

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duvetdayforeveryone · 27/04/2022 06:44

BarrowInFurnessRailwayStation · 26/04/2022 19:14

A thin couch potato is a French fry ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Anyway, congratulations ๐Ÿ˜ƒโœŠ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒป

๐Ÿ˜ƒI love it ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

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SalsaLove · 27/04/2022 11:34

Iโ€™ve recently given up as well. Itโ€™s been empowering but also strange because I wasnโ€™t diagnosed until 53. So Iโ€™ve had this idea of myself that was just a mask and not the real ND me. Hereโ€™s to flying our freak flags! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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duvetdayforeveryone · 27/04/2022 13:04

SalsaLove · 27/04/2022 11:34

Iโ€™ve recently given up as well. Itโ€™s been empowering but also strange because I wasnโ€™t diagnosed until 53. So Iโ€™ve had this idea of myself that was just a mask and not the real ND me. Hereโ€™s to flying our freak flags! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Everyone talks about freak flags... someone really should design one ๐Ÿ˜‚Then I can wear it on a t-shirt ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I was meant to go out on Saturday but I cancelled... because I can ๐Ÿ˜€I don't want to do small talk so why should I ๐Ÿ˜Š

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duvetdayforeveryone · 27/04/2022 13:06

I'd also have the freak flag as a keyring on my handbag ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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duvetdayforeveryone · 27/04/2022 13:07

Although, it is called a "freak flag", but I would rather have the infinity symbol and the words saying "I am enough".

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Comefromaway · 27/04/2022 13:09

Thanks, you'll have me singing Shrek all day now. !!!!!

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duvetdayforeveryone · 27/04/2022 16:44

Comefromaway · 27/04/2022 13:09

Thanks, you'll have me singing Shrek all day now. !!!!!

This song?

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JohnMcCainsDeathStare · 29/04/2022 19:13

As for LARP, did it at University, met a load of friends and it got me into the outdoors, re-enactment and clothesmaking. But fest LARP turns me off as its too much like a microcosm of real life - loud shouty people getting all the attention. And damp tents have a limited appeal.
I did it so I could dress in funny clothes and hit people with rubber swords - play a grown up version of Robin Hood etc but really just run around and hit people for fun.

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Comefromaway · 29/04/2022 20:06

Yes, I love Shrek the musical, itโ€™s great.

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