First and foremost

 

This first post will be short and sweet. A bit about myself: American of Italian descent, 47 years old, geeky. I have high-functioning autism (formerly Asperger’s Syndrome), ADHD, anxiety, social issues, and major depression. I’m learning to deal with most of these problems, but I still have a ways to go. I have a loving family who supports me and medications that balance my brain chemistry. I am on Disability and receive enough income to get by (sans room and board costs, which my family provides). What more could I ask for?

Well, recent events have shown me that I could ask for quite a lot. Less medical problems for my family members. No Trump in the White House. Less hate on the streets. More progress. But wishing won’t make it so. In upcoming posts I will be providing links for active methods one can use to try to oppose the forces currently in the process of warping our society even more into a parody of itself.

I truly believe things will get better. We have made too much progress for it to all stop now. But we will only reach my Future by undergoing hard struggles and weathering bad times. Still, I am trying to be optimistic in the face of depression and anxiety.

Thanks for reading, Past Selves, and welcome to the blog.

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