Managing Birthdays 

I’m officially 21 tomorrow (see my first post in order to understand this!) and another year has gone by and I’ve coped/survived in the sensory world! Im not great with birthdays as I don’t like all the attention to be on me. I also absolutely hate surprises, and yes I know that’s weird but I guess that’s just me. So my birthday always tends to be a tiring and overwhelm me sensory wise.

I used to hate parties as a child and I still do to this day – I tend to avoid them at all costs! I also don’t drink alcohol as I really hate the taste of it so I look like an utter party pooper but really I just can’t cope with the loud noises, bright lights, people touching up against me, weird smells and foods on offer that I can’t eat. This makes me a complete nightmare to take out anywhere but this is how I am and if you feel the same you aren’t the only one.

Do you find social situations, gatherings and parties a nightmare? What coping methods do you use? ( I find escaping to the nearest toilets to calm down and be in my own space works well!) And relax – you are not alone! 😉

2 thoughts on “Managing Birthdays 

  1. I love reading this, it is so nice to get the “inside” view of spud. My 7 year old daughter has spd and I’ve always wondered what it wad like for her, this really does help me understand her more. Thank you for sharing your story

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    1. Thanks Tiffany! That’s exactly what my aim is – to give an inside view to what’s it’s like living with SPD. I’m so glad it has helped you to understand it more, thank you for commenting!


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