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About this Blog

This blog at the moment mostly contains selected posts from my old blog “The Autistic Phoenix” which I started after a major burnout in 2017.

That burnout led to an autism diagnosis in the midst of a five year recovery period, and retirement from a 30 year career in the aerospace industry in the UK. This was a career that I loved at the beginning and had many high points, but from which I was ultimately forced to retire because I no longer had the mental energy and patience to work *with* people.

The blog, like me, is evolving a bit at the moment. The new posts I’m going to write will focus on how I’ve discovered joy and a sense of peace after burnout. Sensory joys, freedom from gender stereotypes and why I love the things that I love.

I’m still reimporting images and fixing broken links.

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