Update (March 2023)
I found myself reflecting on this post after listening to an episode of the Neurodivergent Women podcast about Autistic Burnout. It's really interesting to look back at my life now after getting my Autism diagnosis in 2021 and learning so much more about my brain. Hopefully this podcast episode will be helpful and educational for you, too.
Update (August 2020)
Reading over this post from 2018, I realize that a lot of what I was describing was my undiagnosed ADHD and of course I felt overwhelmed because I didn’t understand why I couldn’t get my shit together. I was beating myself up for something that was out of my control.
In the interest of self-reflection, I’ve put in bold every instance of an ADHD symptom I was experiencing without knowing.