Noah has a job interview this afternoon~ Whoot! Whoot!
Day three of Noah using a calendar to schedule his tasks, he realized he has time for self-care. Where is he at the moment? He is hiking with a friend.
Noah must feel the weight of the world on his shoulders. Knowing he ended his college years, still attempting to find out what is his purpose moving forward, and now trying to find a job in this economy.
Noah continues to find meeting new people challenging. Many people say he is weird or strange. Those people just do not want to take the time to know and appreciate Noah. He still struggles to read the nuances within conversations. He misunderstands many parts of a conversation. This issue chisels away at the little confidence he has in himself.
Noah decided over Christmas to apply for law school and take the LSAT. This was completely his choice, but it is a great fit for his character. When all this COVID-19 hit, Noah did not know what to do with himself. He would retreat to his room, study a bit, play video games, and have major panic attacks about covid, and his future.
Watching this train wreck happen in front of your eyes is heartbreaking. Noah begins a project or activity and begins to be sucked into the activity to the point that he forgets about the other tasks that need to get done. So, in addition to therapy, his dad and I helped him create a daily plan that included chill time for video games. One of the tips we discussed is calendaring. We are helping him set up a calendar each day that includes everything he wants to work on for that day. Now, today is the first day we are implementing this practice. We shall see how well it works. But, when Noah filled out his calendar for today, he realized, he does have time for all the tasks he wants to accomplish.
I would love to hear from anyone else who has an aspie child/teen or young adult.
I know it has been a long time since I wrote anything. I am sorry. Distance Learning created at lot of work for me. I am not complaining. I learned a lot and helped support my staff during this time.
However, during this covid quarantine, our son, Noah, became unglued. It felt like we moved backwards. I felt like each day started by gauging Noah’s mood. Noah seemed to set the tone. He would scream and shout. He took a dark turn talking about how his life sucks. He can’t find a job. His college graduation and ending of his senior year seemed uneventful. He complained that he could be with his friends, which he finally made some great friends at school. Unfortunately, each day Noah woke up, he filled the air with frustration, screaming, and worry about his mental state. His aura exuded negativity and as he entered the room, you could cut the tension with a knife.
None of the tips and tricks I used seemed to be working. My husband and I have been so concerned about Noah’s mental state. Finally, Noah agreed to go to therapy. That is one positive. However, it is a slow process.
I am just wondering, how others are feeling and some of the steps you have taken to provide support. I would love to hear how you or your children are doing.