“It did happen Mommy…I remember!”
A wonderful friend of mine shared an analogy with me because she knew it would help me.
While thinking about this I realised I had actually got quite a lot to say about visuals in my own peculiar way.
So here we go with LOTS more Lisa Lingo.
……………………..and wandering babble…lol
I am a very visual person.
I find with my Dyslexia and Aspergers, visuals are the best way for me to learn.
I learn most things…believe it or not, from watching YouTube tutorials…I know I am SO sad!
I am a terrible YouTube junkie…I really love it, I visit my channel every night, and have a mooch around.
………………………….Yes, I guess you’re right, little voice… “I AM SUCH AN ASPIE!”
Visuals are my only way of memorising and making something, if anything, stick.
That’s why I love photos and images so much, they bring things to life.
Words are just words until they become personal to me. Adding pictures, photos, colour all helps to break down my dyslexia and give me something that will stay in my head.
I have terrible short term memory, so I have to re-read everything. I also have to replay everything.
My aspie brain is VERY good at that…..giggle
The good thing with having both dyslexia and Aspergers is,
I can bring visuals to life in my head. Just like watching a film, I see every detail and can replay instantly.
My aspie brain will make a constant video clip, looping it till it become real.
So in a way I have a whole different world in my head that I can live in.
……………….and I wonder why I get SO emotional………Hmmmmm
Coming back to reality can be one BIG shock.
Through my Aspie daydreaming and imagining,
a visual will become like it happened yesterday.
This was quite confusing as a child because I didn’t really know that what I daydreamed or imagined wasn’t real.
This would get me into loads of trouble because it seemed I was making up stories…lol
My Mom used to say, “She’s got a very vivid imagination!” I can still remember her saying it now.
She was so embarrassed by my ways sometimes…..especially my Shirley Bassey.
I just thought of something…you know all my AWFUL unopened boxes.
Well in my head that bedroom is already decorated and fully furnished because I imagined it.
I know exactly what it looks like, right down to the pictures on the wall and my perfume on the cabinet.
So now I can’t walk into that bedroom, it’s too much of a shock to my system.
It starts off a negative spiral. This then causes me to pace and chat to myself in a negative way.
Then before I know it I’m back in my frantic thought loop.
I am so sorry that I have to make up my own names for things…I’m sure you understand.
I really struggle to read books and I get bored very easily, which triggers my dyslexic swirling so I just say it as it is.
………………and hope someone might understand me…….hahahaha
Maybe another Arty-farty, eccentrically-scatty Rainbow might…I am just so daft.
As an aspies I rehearse everything,
my brain never switches off.
Life can be a big disappointment when you daydream and it becomes real to you, then you find out it’s not.
I would have such heart break over things as a child. Nobody really understood how upset I really was.
They didn’t get that to me it was really, really real, it had already happened.
So…..everyone said I was a drama queen.
Well Little Lisa learned to conform, but my daydreams kept me going.
And they helped me to survive school…I promise I will do a school post soon.
………………….O.M.Goodness…why did I say that?