Releasing Self

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When I first wrote this post I had decided to stop blogging. Those are what the comments are about below. The next post, after this one, Post 310, explains what happened.

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42 thoughts on “Releasing Self

  1. I’ve so enjoyed reading your writings and thoughts, Sam. Glad to see you taking flight and knowing when the time is right to lay things down. It’s a gift that takes a lot of development, methinks πŸ™‚

  2. Catch’ya round like a doughnut!! You know where to find me, “WOOT”en it up over there…Take care TTYL sweetheart!!

    1. Hey Sweetie, I’ve been thinking of you. I don’t have my Sam account anymore. Felt it was time to escape some of the negativity, not in group but elsewhere. When things settle, let’s touch base via the blog or another venue. Maybe a whatsapp place or the like. I can give you messages through our mutual friend when we decide. πŸ™‚ Also feel free to read past posts and comment that way, too. Hugs ❀

  3. Blogs come and go but great writers are always great writers. Never give up the dreams and the book. You have rare talent to tell the fictional tales of that young girl whom I have come to love and her faithful dog. That is some of the best writing I have come across on the Internet. Keep writing. Share when you desire but I want to pick up the book someday and read it cover to cover. So, it is your duty to make that dream of mine come true. Lots of love to you. Always.

    1. Yes, you are so right about the blogs coming and going. πŸ™‚ I am very happy about this decision, and will take your words to heart. Hugs to you. Maybe we can see each other in April. :)))

  4. hello, I am from Romania & I have a 7 year Aspie-girl, a genius πŸ™‚ I found your article with the 10 traits of an Asp woman and I read it with tears, so amazingly true. We have been on therapy for 2 years now… She wrote already 2 books (drawings, poems, stories, etc)…
    Anyway, I only read that article and this one & already felt your great sensitivity. I wish you the best in your life, on your road, keep God in your heart, you have many things to share with people. Don’t delete the site… Things are changing all the time, in the world but also inside of our hearts. One day maybe you will write again here, or elsewhere. I will browse this blog, it’s giving me comfort and useful informations. Thank you! (me too I have a blog about my girl, but it’s in my language… I write her own creations there, but also my feelings along the way…)
    Anyway, the coincidence is that 2 years ago I choose the same blue theme for my own blog, exactly like this. You can see, by clicking my name πŸ™‚
    many hugs & kisses from us!

    1. Hello Ana πŸ™‚ thank you for sharing a part of your story wtih me. I am glad to connect. I will try my best to keep this site up and running for awhile. Your words are filled with so much love and hope. Your daughter sounds so wonderful and lovely. Best to you ❀

      1. Thank you Samantha for reply. You’re right about my love& hope. You are so deep in human perception and a great writer also. Didn’t want to praise myself earlier (about my dauther, could sound like that), only I get enthusiastic when I meet people with Asperger and… you know….
        As solodialogue said “keep writing” seems to me a very good wish for you and for us. All the best to you too!

  5. I just found you,and now you’re leaving 😦 I stumbled across your blog when I was searching for information to help my 20-year-old daughter who has Asperger’s and is in her Sophomore year of college. I felt like I’d come across a treasure trove! The past posts I’ve read have provided much insight and information, and I look forward to reading many more. Thank you for sharing your experiences and what you’ve learned about yourself.

    1. I am still here. Just removing my robe of this grand Aspergers persona….. it became my fixation, and very heavy, and I lost myself in it….time to move on before I drown inside. πŸ™‚ Feel free to comment on any of the posts, and we can chat that way. Best wishes to you. Thanks for your kind words, too. ❀

  6. Sam,
    I’m SO sorry you are leaving. I, too, had just found your site and it has been such a source of comfort and hope. I had posted and told you about my daughter, Merry, that was diagnosed with Asperger’s when she was 12. She’s 16 now and is doing so well. I’ve always said she has been misunderstood – even when she was tiny and we didn’t know anything about Asperger’s. When I read your “10 Traits” I was amazed! In your very eloquent writing style, you were totally describing my daughter! And then, when you replied to my comment, I felt, in that one moment, that I had made a new friend. I am so incredibly sorry that you were hurt by someone on Facebook. In reading your posts, I can tell how incredibly sensitive you are – and I am SO very sorry about the whole thing. I do want you to know that I shared your traits on Facebook because I wanted my friends and relatives to be able to understand Merry better. I believe I posted correctly and shared it from your blog – it showed your name and copyright info. When I read your post, I took that off of my website, because I didn’t want to in anyway make you feel bad. Please know that you are a bright light for those of us that have been affected by Asperger’s. You are able to put into words the thoughts and feelings about Asperger’s that we wish we could, but we just don’t know how. I’m so grateful that I found your blog and I’ll be directing my friends and family to it, as well. I also have something that I would like for you to think about. I’m the editor of Annals of Psychotherapy & Integrative Health. We are a quarterly journal and in the next issue (out the end of March) we are focusing on Autism and Asperger’s. Would you consider allowing us to publish your “10 Traits” in that issue? If not, would you consider writing a column for that issue? I’ve attached a link to one of our latest issues so you can see what a professional journal it is. http://issuu.com/acfei.media/docs/su12annals_sample/1
    We are a member association and the journal goes out to all of our members. We are also in Barnes & Noble and in other retail outlets across the country, as well as some college bookstores. Just give it some thought and let me know. I’ll be glad to send you my email and office number if you are interested, Thank you so much for your courage in addressing life with Asperger’s and allowing us to share in this. God bless you!

    Cheryl

    1. Thank you for your dear comment. So very healing for me. I took this as a good time to step out and retreat. But I am still here, and praying for the readers. I would be honored to be published. How can I contact you further? I would love The Traits to reach more people with my guidance. (I had more written for you but felt I was “venting” so I erased it. Hehe.) Your comment was wonderful. Thank you xo Sam

  7. So when is the book or magazine articles with all your best posts? My therapist and I think the world would benefit greatly from your insight…Esp some specific posts….one that stands out in my mind currently is “what doesn’t work for Aspergers.” Your voice is needed.
    I also understand stepping back after processing and just living life. That is also just as noble and needed. Enjoy. You will be missed.

    1. I am considering publishing; just not sure what that will look like yet. Thank you for saying so. I would love to reach more people, and yet stay hidden (hehe) I so enjoyed all of your comments. You will be missed, too. xo

  8. ❀ Catch you on the other side. My friend – my motivator to blog. I love that I knew you, then got to know you all over again as Sam. And I'm so very glad you've found some peace with your decision.

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