Hi! My name is Elizabeth. Welcome to my colorful corner of the world. 🙂
My favorite color is blue and I love all things butterfly. ? I’m an empathetic extrovert who always seeks to learn new things and is curious about literally everything. Making people smile and laugh is one of my favorite things to do and I will share embarrassing stories about myself to accomplish this. I caw at crows, whistle while I work, and confidently mispronounce big words I’ve read in books (epitome was my latest blunder).
One of my goals for this space is to encourage you and share tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way that can inspire you! I also want you to feel empowered.
I love making, eating, and sharing delicious food with friends, family, and strangers. My goal in sharing recipes is to show you that you can cook too. Everyone can make delicious food and I want my recipes to be approachable and adjustable for whatever your specific challenges have been in the past. My biggest struggles in the kitchen have related to distraction, time management, and overwhelm.
For most of my life, I was unaware of my neurodivergent mind. But I didn’t let that stop me or hold me back! I’ve spent my entire life finding creative solutions to struggles that many of my peers didn’t seem to face. So when I started researching Autism in 2016, and ADHD in 2019, I was shocked to realize I could relate to everything I was reading.
All of my routines and patterns, which I had created since my teenage years, were put in place unaware that I was creating things that would work for my brain. Now that I know what I am working with, I am able to more effectively come up with solutions that will work for me every day. It is amazing what you can accomplish when you decide to work with and in support of your mind instead of against it!
I self-diagnosed after intense research and after getting a lot of feedback from my husband, close friends, and family members. I plan on seeking an official diagnosis in the upcoming year and will update y’all as I go down that path.
Whether you have been officially diagnosed or not, I want you to feel at home here. Every one of us is different, and like the saying goes, “if you’ve met one Autistic person, you’ve met one Autistic person”. Neurodivergence is a spectrum. Autism is a spectrum. ADHD is a spectrum.
Not everything I share will apply to you. I encourage you to take what is helpful and leave what is not. If any of my posts inspire you to go learn and find something that works for you, then I have accomplished my goals here. 🙂 I’m excited to grow and learn with you!