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Personal posts and reflections.

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Looking Back, October

I had a successful first newsletter promo with Bookfunnel, I finished editing my book, and finalized the cover!

Looking Back, October
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Life Goes On

I’m still being paid by my job until the end of July, and then I get my severance pay. I’m taking this time to relax and focus more on my Kindle Vellas and WIPs.

Life Goes On
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Closing Time

Well, it's official! My last day of work came earlier than expected, on Wednesday. There was too much dust flying around the store.

Closing Time
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Que Sera Sera

I settled on a title and cover for my upcoming Kindle Vella, about a con artist mage and their giant spider companion. If you follow me on social media, you've likely already seen it. If not, it'll be shortly added to my Book page.

Que Sera Sera
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Compulsive Counting and OCD

Originally written before I was diagnosed with autism, I go into detail about an old habit of mine.

Compulsive Counting and OCD
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Friendship Only Exacerbates My Loneliness

I stopped getting invited to things long before that, but I still had other “friends” and groups to keep me entertained. But even those friends and groups started to fall off, leaving me with the empty shell that was once my main friend group.

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It's Not About "Pride"

My issues stem more from our mother, who both physically and emotionally abused us. Thankfully the former wasn't so often; I had to adapt and make myself smaller to avoid her anger, but the beatings never worked on my brother.

It's Not About "Pride"
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Pushing Through It

My confidence has gone up a lot recently, and I truly believe I can shed the pounds by summer. I’m excited to wear my old clothes again, but that also means I’ll have to go shopping, which I’m less enthused for…

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Labels and Micro Labels

I see the value in it for sure, I just personally don't want to fill my bio with a long list of both personal and what I consider to be private details.

Labels and Micro Labels
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Goals For 2022

The biggest for years was always “make some friends”. But I kept hitting a wall; it’s a mix of introversion, awkwardness, and living life completely oblivious to the fact that I’m autistic.