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The original written blog post is at Musings of KarlettaA. It is filed under the categories of Mental Health, and Autism. Since writing this blog post in August 2019, there have been two more chaotic times where my productivity disappeared. I'm sorry this is late. Two new videos about this on my YouTube channel KarlettaA. What instability does to me Audio Blog Nope A turning point in my mind Long read: 1248 words Ten years ago I joined Twitter with the username @KarlettaA. As my mum said to my support co-coordinator this year – “She’s done a full 360. She’s not the same person”. “I can’t see it”, I said. “No, she can’t”. “Not always anyway”, I said, with a warm, wry smile. I’ve grappled with changing the title of the post “My autistic burnout and recovery“. I didn’t want to jinx the wonderful progress I’ve made in the past decade. Until now I never felt sure that I had recovered enough to warrant the word “recovery”. Karletta Abianac ✏📖 @KarlettaA · Aug 14, 2018 Poem a Day: Cycles This poem is about going through cycles of confidence, hope and a lack of trust in my abilities. It is from my chapbook "Inaccessible" Did you know I go through cycles? Feeling confident A lessoning of hope Failing too much Feeling unreliable... I haven’t known how to describe my life in 2019 – I am doing really bloody well. I just have bad hours or days. The first six months were busy, busy, busy marked with instability. I’m on a Management Committee again. My writing, when I can write, has vastly improved. My days are full. In the first six months of 2019, not knowing who and when my support workers would arrive brought me to my knees. My support coordinator and I were frequently re-demanding consistent support promised to me through the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme). Yenn Purkis @yennpurkis 6:00 PM - Mar 17, 2019 Latest episode of my #Autism #Neurodiversity podcast show. I interviewed @KarlettaA about #writing and #Mentalhealth Podbean ‎@podbeancom Soaring through life again Now that we’ve changed the provider for my support workers – and them understanding my needs for stability and reliability – I’m soaring through life again. 2009 Karletta would be surprised at how calm I am during my productive times. I’m keeping my house consistently tidy and clean. I am able to remain mostly calm while tidying and doing meal preparation. I’ve been going out for mid-week café, social, and shopping trips. To my surprise, I’ve been wearing colourful clothes. I’ve been nesting – enjoying puttering around at home. *** This blog post continues at
This is a recording of a blog post on This episode's post is "Masking and powering on when I didn't know I am Autistic". I published it during the #TakeTheMaskOff online event in 2018. Enjoy
Identity Shifts Questions for you, the reader/ listener: How connected are you to your sense of self? Is it a constant companian or an elusive identity? If you didn’t see and understand your reputation, how would your sense of self be impacted? What tools are in your toolbelt for times of losing your sense of self? You can read about my minor identity adventures in my memoir Elusive Identity. One of my go-to motivational songs these past couple of years, has been “My haircut will come back around” by Pinky Beecroft and the White Russians. In my book Elusive Identity I share lists that I have made, that helped me reconnect with who I am. Australian Kindle Store US Kindle Store Tags: audio blog, identity as an author entroponeur,belonging to a community,building a sense of self,building charactoristics,challenges,Construct,constructs,cycles,determination,determined,elusive sense of self,feeling confident and settled,feeling lost,feeling solid,loss of confidence,lost confidence,no identity, reputation,others think of me,self identity,socially awkward,that kindle memoir and poetry girl, The original blog post is at
Steps on my Recovery Journey "With practicing comes being willing to fail. For me the two go together like smoked salmon and avocado." It is 2016 as I'm writing this. I have been recovering from another bout of Depression. I have been dealing with a series of them since about 2004. Depression was part of my crash when I experienced Autistic burn out from about 2007/2008. You can read about how I became non functioning, socially exhusted, and burned out in my eBook Successful to Burnt Out. Free Audiobook podcast Australian Kindle store US Kindle Store Tags: audio blog,Autistic burnout,depression and anxiety,how can I invest in my future?,Mental Health,recovery journey,steps I've taken to recover,Successful to Burnt Out eBook,what can I learn?,what can I practice?, benefits of a mental health plan,Depression,recovery journey,Anxiety,australia,Autism Spectrum,communication,cycles,Depression,feeling solid,heaps of writing done,honesty,Mental Health,my recovery journey,never ending struggle,personal,productive,self disclosure,steps I've taken to recover,templates and guide,understanding, memoir about illness and recovery, practicing and being willing to fail The original blog post is at
"It's nice not to be burnt out! I have been reticent to blog about Autistic Burnout. This is mainly because I have an eBook on it and I was afraid that I couldn’t come up with enough original content – that isn’t in the book. Right now it seems silly not to, so here goes my thoughts. Until I started getting stories from other women of their burn out experiences, I thought I was the only one who’d experienced it..." Tags: angry at work,Anxiety,ASD,Aspergers,Autism Spectrum,book,burn out,burnout,burnt out,Can't stand my job,can't stand working,challenges,Depression,ebook,Exhausted,exhaustion,Fear and crushing obligation,feeling lost,Hate work,lessons learned,Living with parents,lost,memoir,memoir about illness,memoir about recovery,Mental Health,Moving back home,recovery journey,social exhustion,Successful to Burnt Out memoir,survival,too many responsibilities,too much responsibility,uncertainty,understanding,weariness,weary,Worn out,Worn out Hate work, The original blog post is at"
In this blog post I’m writing about the process and benefits of writing my own Mental Health Plan. A number of people have told me to talk to my General Practitioner (GP) about getting a Mental Health Plan. I have done so a number of times, but the plans seemed basic and missing important information. Tags: benefits of a mental health plan,Depression,recovery journey,writing my Mental Health Plan,Anxiety,australia,Autism Spectrum,communication,cycles,Depression,feeling solid,heaps of writing done,honesty,Mental Health,my recovery journey,never ending struggle,personal,productive,self disclosure,steps I've taken to recover,templates and guide,understanding, The original blog post is at To keep updated with my blog posts and book releases you can join my email list
I want to talk about raising awareness. Or maybe Self-Identity. My sister has become a networker and voice in a community of people raising awareness of Down Syndrome. She’s even got a popular blog called Parker’s Place. Her journey is a bittersweet thing for me, because she’s surpassed my expectations for myself. Proud of her – god yes! Delightfully surprised? Hell yeah! In awe of the ability of one person to make a difference? Bring it on! She is a wonderful, articulate writer and a tiger protecting her family. I am very glad to know and be related to her. She wrote a post recently which is… god… gratifying?, acknowledging things I feel but written differently? You should read it. Every now and then though I get a twinge of disappointment. ‘I should be doing that…’ Tags: ASD,Autism Spectrum,elusive sense of self,self identity,Aunty Karletta,building a sense of self,cycles,determined,determination,feeling lost,goals,losing a sense of self,Passion in life,rebuilding,recreating a sense of self,regaining a sense of self,steps I've taken to recover,uncertainty,what can I learn?,what can I practice?,wishing, The original blog post is at To keep updated with my blog posts and book releases you can join my email list
Realistic goals: A talk on realistic goals, willingly failing and practicing This is a talk I wrote in one of my good weeks while experiencing Autistic Burn Out. Using this method as a baseline has helped me on my recovery journey with depression and anxiety. I am available for public speaking and leading workshops in Brisbane. Available for Autism Acceptance / Awareness month. You can contact me at Parallel Workshop: “Your year in review and new goal setting” Audience: People with Autism, Depression & Anxiety Keywords Realistic to you Practicing Being willing to fail Tags: ADHD,Anxiety,ASD,Aspergers,australia,Autism Spectrum,Autistic burn out,Autistic burnout,being satisfied,being willing to fail,challenges,cleaning,Cleaning issues,Construct,constructs,cycles,Depression,depression and anxiety,explanation and examples,failing,failure,goals,habits,honesty,hope,hope emerging,intentions,learning process,lessons learned,long term outlook,loss of belief,loss of confidence,loss of trust,Mental Health,my recovery journey,never ending struggle,noticing patterns,observing,overwhealmed,practicing,productive,public speaker,public speaking,queensland,Realistic goals,rebuilding,recovery journey,steps I've taken to recover,struggle to complete tasks,taking a risk,too many responsibilities,too much responsibility,turn it around,uncertainty,understanding,unmotivated,watching,what can I learn?,what can I practice?,willingly failing,Worn out, The original blog post is at
Sneak Peek at memoir “Elusive Identity” My Memoir "Elusive Identity: The Autism Spectrum and Recreating a Sense of Identity". is out now on Kindle.  If you are interested in providing feedback on an advance copy of future books, please join my eMail list. Make sure to tick the box "I want to be a Beta Reader". Tags: back to my birth gender,being male was a construct,book,building a sense of self,building charactoristics,building charactors,chameleon,charactors,Construct,constructed gender,countanance,decision of a child Confidence,faking,gender dysphoria,gender identity,lived as a male,losing a sense of self,loss of belief,loss of confidence,loss of trust,lost belief,lost confidence,memoir,pretending,rebuilding a sense of self Back to birth gender,recreating a sense of self,regaining a sense of self,rewriting,self identity,self publishing,Shallow and cheerful,sneak peek,trans,Try on a way of being,was a transman,was trans,was transgender,went back to being a girl,went back to being female,writing, The original blog post is at
Learnings from a former Youth Advocate: Writing In my late teens I went to a youth conference that got me all fired up about youth advocacy. I had finally found a passion in life. A job that I wanted to do. Getting the voices of youth heard by policy makers and change makers. The eBook I wrote when I was 22 is "Fill in the Gaps: Guide to Community Event Management" Tags: Business and project planning, communication, community, Cookies Brisbane Youth Magazine, learning process, Passion in life, writing, Youth advocacy The original blog post is at
Learnings from a former Youth Advocate: Public Speaking When I was about 18, I started giving short speeches to raise awareness of youth homelessness. Tags: ASD,Aspergers,Autism Spectrum,Brisbane,ebook,gender dysphoria,homelessness,lessons learned,public speaker,public speaking,transgender, The original blog post is at
Sneak peek of memoir on writing Since moving into my own rental unit, I have been writing and outlining a number of books. If you liked this, you may like to receive my newsletter. You can opt in here Tags: #AmWriting,eBook series "I've been there too darl",self published,self publishing,self publishing ebooks online,book,books,Business and project planning,creativity,ebook,Kindle publishing,memoir,Passion in life,personal,queensland,sneak peek,struggle to complete tasks,unexpected,writing, The original blog post is at
Getting used to places Allow your natural interest and wonder to rise. Look for patterns. Us Aspies can be great at finding patterns. This is a post on silence, observation, and relaxing. If you liked this, you may like to receive my newsletter. You can opt in here Tags: ASD,Aspergers,Autism Spectrum,getting used to a place,reducing anxiety,social stories,waited for a train, The original blog post is at
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