I can write forever about my relationship with my brother. One thing for sure is that I love him with all my heart. We’ve seen each other through the best and worse of our lives. We will always be there for each other no matter what.

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Keena's Moments

Happy Birthday to Us

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Yesterday, while Justin and I was going over the details of the photo shoot. He explained to me that his feelings are like the branches and the layers of the tree. He said some emotions you can see on the outside that is easy to explain. While other emotions are on the inside to where no one can see nor understand. I thought was a great analogy of his emotions.

I kid you not in the back of my mind I’m like I should be recording this for others to hear how he processes things. It’s amazing how he views and sees things. Listening to him process things openly helps me at times to understand him better.

I’m big on communication and being open and honest with your feelings. I allow him to be himself freely but make sure he respects me because I am his mother. I think that’s why we have the relationship we do.

Are your emotions like a Tree? 🤔

I think Justin maybe on to something.

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Like A Tree 🌲

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My sister is living in her purpose and has become a photographer. Today Justin will have a photo shoot with her capturing all of emotions he goes through throughout the day. I didn’t tell him about until Just now and boy oh boy I can feel the anxieties flowing.

He’s like:

What is it for?

What do I have to do?

Is this for the blog?

What emotions should I do?

I’m sure in his mind he’s really like, you pulled me out of Band practice for this! When I told him it was for a project, he said okay. But I can still feel his anxiety. I’m very mindful of what I say and how I say things to him. I don’t dismiss my emotions because I’m entitled to feel the way I do they same way I allow him to express them.

On another note. Wish us Luck! Today will be a great day because I Believe it will be. 😊

Autism

Photo Shoot Project

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In life we get confused by the choices we must make. Don’t allow for those choices to linger to long. The more they linger the more you become indecisive.

At times I can become very indecisive with decisions I must make. I went through this process.

1 I’m always weighing my options picking between only two when there is more options available. I pick the two most likely options.

2 Checking with others to see what they think.

3 Listing the pros and cons

4 Visualize both options

5. Pick the option that feels rights.

This was always my process when I was confused about a decision I needed to make. I became dependent on others to help me rationalize my thinking. Then I began to over think because what if the lessor options are the better choices 🤔. Then listening the pros and cons 😳! 🤦🏽‍♀️ Made it even more difficult.

I now go straight to number 4 and 5. I visualize my options and I go what feels right. Some times when deciding things, it’s just using your intuition. Go with what feels right. When you go with what feels right you always pick the right option.

Keena's Moments, Reflections

Confusion

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It has taken me years to love who I truly am and I’m still learning to love all aspect of me. Including the aspects I’m still struggling to change like my weight but I’m getting there. In a few days I will share my 21 Days of 21 Days. I’ve made great progress and I’m continuing on my journey.

It takes a lot to love every part of you. We allow others to get in our heads to change our view of ourselves, we allow our past to dictate who we think we are or suppose to be, we let society define us well, we let labels classify, and the list of definitions go on.

Who are you exactly? Are you what people think you are? Or are you just a human being traveling this world of life trying to figure out what the hell you are suppose to be doing here?

Lol. It doesn’t matter what you think or what others think. It doesn’t matter the journey forward or your horrible past. All that matters is, when you’re present you love who you are in all of its entirety so that you can love others equally.

Namaste

Keena's Moments, Reflections

Love Who You Are

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We’ve been having a few rough weeks since the start of High School, The Marching Band Season, and My Work Schedule 😫.

I’m tired and Justin is very much overwhelmed. Last night Justin came to me and asked me if I think he has ADHD in addition to his Autism because he can’t seem to focus. I assured him that he does not have ADHD and that it’s not that he can’t focus it’s just that when you don’t get enough rest and have a busy schedule like his, it’s hard to think straight.

I told him to think of it like this, what if we took away Marching Band would you be able to focus more on your work. He immediately said yes. So I also had him compare his schedule this year to last year. He then realized that he doesn’t have ADHD and that he just need to learn how to manage his time better and prioritize.

Now if he did show signs of ADHD I’d be the first one to work on getting him help.

Last night was our first night getting some rest and having much quality time together that we so needed.

This week will be another crazy week but we will make the best of it.

Autism

Tired & Overwhelmed

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Autism, Lights

Take Chances

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