Back to school, but in a good way

The beautiful Hvitfeldtska gymnasium

I’ve been back to school for three weeks and I can’t believe how much better I’m feeling. My biggest envy of neurotypical people is always going to be their ability to fully enjoy summer break. It’s not that I don’t like vacation it’s just that I get so incredibly bored after like two weeks so I can’t do anything. 

Normal me thinks reading is relaxing, vacation me thinks that it’s too boring and can’t focus on the words. For the first week of the break, while my brain was still on normal, I read five books, for the rest nine weeks I only read fanfiction on my phone. And while I think that fanfiction is one of the best things invented I just really didn’t want to only read that during the break. Now that school is back I have already finished two books. I love being back to normal me.

Beside finally getting the ability to read back I have also gotten stability in my life, something that I have sorely missed. I love school and the structure that it provides. I also really love being able to not be around my family at all for an extended period of time. Don’t get me wrong, my family is great, to much time around them just get on my nerves. 

For the next summer break I plan to study at university just to not get that feeling of non functioning human being. At one point this summer it got so bad that I was basically lying on the floor crying which I haven’t done in a year and back then it was for completely different reasons.            

Anyway schools great, stay in school kids. Hope you had a better (dare I say good) summer break.

About Me

 Hello, my name is Johanna Torstensson and I’m 17 years old. I live in Sweden, on the countryside, about 30 minutes from Gothenburg. I go to a Swedish high school named Hvitfeldtska where I study science. It takes me around one hour to get to the school, so I get a lot of time to read, one of my favourite ways to spend my spare time. 

I lived in Gothenburg until I was 13 when we moved to the middle of nowhere, partly because my little brother had a hard time in his former school and partly because my mother wanted to have our horses close by. We got two horses, Chasmin and Babs. Babs full name is Labolina, but that is a character from a children’s book and I can’t have my 27 years old horse associated with a childish ghost, especially when my horse isn’t even white.

Besides the horses, we also got two cats, who hate each other. Maja is the friendliest cat in the world, she is very social, she loves to talk and lie next to one. Stina on the other hand is much more antisocial and “cat”-like. She spends most of her time outdoors and you basically have to catch her if you want to pet her.

There are multiple reasons to why I’m starting this blog, but a big part of it, is that I got Aspergers and I think that our representation in media sucks and I want to change that. The stereotypical person with aspergers in media is an awkward, straight, genius white man. While I’m an awkward, genius, straight woman. You see, great improvement. Other reasons to start this blog is; wanting an excuse to take more pictures of myself, actually become active on instagram, improve my English and just a general appreciation for writing.

Besides writing, I also like reading and I like clothes, both making them, buying them and styling them. Nowadays most of the clothes I buy is second hand. I also have a passion for the arts and I am fond of exercising. My preferences being riding and climbing, something I sadly had to take a pause from due to an injury in my right wrist. Nowadays my only exercise is running, something I no longer hate as much as I used too.

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