We all have strengths and skills. I can write and brainstorm like crazy, but don’t ask me to keep an organized pantry. I also tend to be late–for everything. I’m not proud of that; it’s a terrible thing to admit, and it drives my family and friends crazy. I’m admitting that I lack certain life skills and have to develop strategies or use “tools,” such as the timer at left, to cope. So I will not be acting as if I am the know-it-all queen of how-to-do-everything. But I can find people who do know how to do these things–and who do them well. And I can find the ideas and try them out. After all, if I can do them, any monkey can. :0
Socially, I think I’m pretty funny and astute. There are some who would disagree. But they aren’t here right now. Let’s just say on this one: The more the merrier. I’ll search for ideas and try to break them down. You ask questions and search for ideas too. We’ll find people to contribute their thoughts. Before we know it, I think we’ll have a pretty good mix of some ideas to get us started on some good social ground.
I do want to say that even though I am a people person, I do like my down time. I do feel edgy when the crowds get too big and when I don’t know anyone at a party. That’s normal for everyone. I think I’m also a little hesitant with the direct eye contact thing sometimes. But I think you can create your own social situations that are much more comfortable than what we typically refer to and think of as social settings. We’ll talk about them.
In short, we ‘ll share how-to tips with life hacks and ways to hone executive functioning skills. Plus, we’ll work on ways to communicate and socialize, finding something that each person can adapt to their situation.