To me, today is like starting over. I like round, even numbers and that is why post #200 was such a big deal for me. It was bigger than #100 because I knew I could probably come up with 100 blog posts, but the fact that I have doubled that and am still going is, to me, impressive.
I can't rest on what I have done though. Each day is a new day. Each day I look around and think about my previous day's experiences to figure out what is relevant and what can I use to help paint a picture of living life on the spectrum.
What can I use from this experience to help paint a picture? I can use the numbers themselves in a way because I have to admit it was hard writing this today. I mean, this is post #201 and after today I have 99 to the next major milestone and 49 to get to one quarter of 1,000. That's a lot of time and a lot of work to get that far. If I look at it from that perspective I start to get overwhelmed because I don't see it as one day at a time.
Anytime I see the whole picture I can get overwhelmed. This is one of the reasons why school, especially homework, was so difficult for me. I could handle one page of work, but as the day progressed and one page turned into five and then 20 pages of reading I started to panic. I would do my homework in class below my desk (out of the sight of the teacher) so I could try and knock out some of the pages ahead of time because I knew if I got home with the full load I would be unable to accomplish anything.
With all that being so I have to look to today as starting all over again. This may say this is post 201, but I am seeing it is as #1. As I get close to 300 I will allow myself to see it, but 300 won't be a big deal as 200 was (don't ask me to explain my logic on this).
So, as I sort of said in my very first blog, welcome and I look forward to continuing to paint a picture of the spectrum as well as attempting to keep this blog as interesting, sometimes funny, and as relevant as I can make it.