Thank you for the really nice comment you made. I’m glad you found my story intriguing and exciting, it took me a while to get this post out because of what I wanted to write, especially that little bit about my ASD and ADHD. As I replied on Lonnell’s comment, I see disabilities like ADHD, ASD, and so on as features of my personality…[Read more]
Thanks man 🙂 It’s cool to see someone else with similar hobbies and interests, even though it can be hard to live with something like ASD and/or ADHD, you shouldn’t let that influence you in a negative way, if you’re gonna let it influence you, let it be in a positive way. I see ASD and ADHD as features of my personality rather than roadblocks in…[Read more]
Greetings Mary! Your post is very interesting and it does get me thinking about how we could utilize ways to colonize planets with ease, as well as the thought of extraterrestrial life. This idea would also bring the thought of interstellar travel. Despite not having very many facts to support the post, your post and writing do show a lot of…[Read more]
I am intrigued and excited by your story, I am glad that you shared it with people; I have to say I am proud of how well your doing (even though I don’t really know you) and getting a job that most people would dream of having. Most people with disabilities try avoiding to do the things they dream of doing or want to do, I think of you as someone they can follow to least try things they’d like or to just have fun with life. About your drawing, I think if you focus on whatever you’re trying to draw and start moving your hand I think you’ll get it, “you don’t have to be the best when you can try your best,” something I usually remember when I’m thinking too hard. But keep doing what your doing Epic, you’ll do fine.
Thank you for the really nice comment you made. I’m glad you found my story intriguing and exciting, it took me a while to get this post out because of what I wanted to write, especially that little bit about my ASD and ADHD. As I replied on Lonnell’s comment, I see disabilities like ADHD, ASD, and so on as features of my personality rather than a roadblock in my life and that it should be a positive influence on how it defines you rather than being a negative impact on the rest of your life. A lot of the art I do is influenced by either anime or the games I play, and the same things influence the fan fictions I try to write. I was taught also to not be the best if I try my best, it’s really learning the skills decently as my number one priority for certain hobbies like drawing and storytelling. I do have one tip for those who want to get into storytelling, if you are wanting to get into storytelling, play RPG tabletop games like Dungeons and Dragons as a Dungeonmaster. I learned that the Dungeonmaster role really helps a lot when learning to tell stories, especially when you begin to make your own stories. If you’re wanting to see a fanfiction story I’m working on or any of my art that I’ve made, my two emails are above this article and below the featured image. I hope you have a good day ahead of you.
I like how you talked about your hobbies and interests because i like the same things you do. I like how you talked about your experience meeting developers from wargaming.net. one thing that stands out to me is that you said”I was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) since 2004. Neither my ASD and ADHD are as much of an impact on me now than it was several years ago, but I still carry some of the symptoms of it (Stuttering, repetitive movements, etc.), none of it being life threatening of course.” I really respect how you dont let it effect you and you life life with your head high.
Thanks man 🙂 It’s cool to see someone else with similar hobbies and interests, even though it can be hard to live with something like ASD and/or ADHD, you shouldn’t let that influence you in a negative way, if you’re gonna let it influence you, let it be in a positive way. I see ASD and ADHD as features of my personality rather than roadblocks in my life.I have seen many posts on YouTube and Facebook that joke about and made fun of those who have disabilities in general, but I don’t let these kind of people influence who I am. I’ve learned to live with my disabilities in my own way, along with the support of family and the few friends I had back then (How I did I rather not talk about since it’s very personal.) and it’s help out a lot. I don’t really expect anyone to follow my example with dealing with their own disabilities whatever it might be, but I do hope I at least have set a new path for future and current generations to follow.
Hey Epic, thanks for sharing your story!
I’ve personally been playing video games since the beginning of my memory, and I really dislike the notion that they’re destroying our generation. They’re such a cool way to express creativity, and even a great way to show off. I’ve never been much of an artist myself, either. The idea of creating 3D models and animating them — it makes me ill. I have nothing but respect for those who can do it, and in particular, those who can do it well. I wish you the best of luck on your journey. I hope you are immensely successful, and one day, I hope to see your name in the credits of an amazing video game.
I appreciate your notion of “just getting started on the long road ahead…”, because I think it’s simultaneously terrifying and immensely exciting. We can make anything of ourselves, and I am very glad that you are able to leave your “disorders” behind you. Being different can be a superpower, so I hope you find comfort in that.
Greetings Hailey! I love the story you wrote and how your experiences have impacted how you are now. I was inspired in a similar fashion for art as to how you got inspired to make music on your off time. I still have a long way to go before my dreams are realized, but I can see you’re very close to achieving your dreams. I wish you the best of…[Read more]
This is a youth-powered social network that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It's easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other's work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it's been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.