It has been far too long since I've posted an update!
Looking back, the last major event I had posted about was my new position as a Teacher Aide. Unfortunately, due to financial reasons, I had to give it up. I absolutely loved it, and it was such an honor to work with the kids! I ended up going back to my overnight position at DePaul, and that's been going wonderfully. I also continue to pick up relief shifts at Aspire on Sundays and work Wednesday afternoons at Autism Services.
Despite my having to leave the school as a full-time staff, I do have some good news! Starting this school year, I'm going to be joining the team again as a sub! I can be called to be either a Teacher Aide or Teacher for the day! This position will take place on any Mondays they need me to fill in. It's great to be able to say that I'll be back.
So, I'll be a 4-job girl again soon! A busy bee, as always. Just one more thing before I go: I'm a member of a social network called My Autism Team, which is designed for parents of autistics. I belong in order to provide a firsthand autistic experience, and have been posting a series of entries dedicated to the positives of autism. Here's one I wrote today!
Many autistics are driven to complete whatever task they are focused on. This could be one of a number of things: their homework, current project at work, the video game they are presently playing, or just about any task at hand.
Once I get started on something, I like to finish before moving on to anything else. The main reason for this is that if I try to take on multiple projects at once, the ones I'm working on go out the window and forgotten once I pick up the next one. I like to be able to focus on just one thing at a time, and stay in the zone.
For example, if I'm working on something on the computer, let's say, a post like this, I like to be able to sort of shut everything else out and zone in on the current task. This way, I can devote all my energy to it, and ensure that I'm completing a quality piece. I can then go back and edit where needed. Without any external distractions, I can guarantee I can get the job done to my fullest potential.
The best part of knowing I put forth all of my efforts? Taking a step back and looking at the finished product. It's a great, accomplished feeling!