It is good to be back. Many of you are probably wondering where I went. To say the least, I have been keeping busy, but only in a good way. My nonprofit is moving along, and I am in the process of trying to figure out who I want on my board. There are two people that I have thought about approaching. So, we will see what happens in regards to that. I think sometime early next year, Empower Autism Now will be a fully established nonprofit organization. Just keep checking back my blog for future updates.
These past couple of weeks have been about pushing myself to new levels and really, truly accomplsihing my goals. I am doing all that I can to get my nonprofit off the ground, get my book published, and even find my soul mate. Regarding my book, last I heard, an agent started reading my book but got sidetrack by other projects. Being a literary agent is a very busy business, and this is a big agent with a lot of clients. Hopefully, I hear something soon.
Regarding my search for my soul mate, at this point, I am doing more than ever to put myself out there. I am really starting to go up to women and starting conversatiosn with them and taking risks and asking them out. 9 out of 10 tens when I do manage to ask for their Facebook or email or even for coffee, I get rejected. Then, most of the time, I am still super afraid to go up to a girl and talk to her. However, I am in luck. A good friend of mine is coaching me on how to approach and talk to women, and her coaching has been valuable and amazing. She has been taking note of my body language, lack of eye contact, and also response time in talking to someone of the opposite gender. A big thing that she has been working with me on is confidence. I am very much starting to learn that CONFIDENCE is the most attractive aspect any guy can have. I still have much work to go, but I am making progress.
I want to make one thing clear. I am looking for the One, and the One alone. Dating is not a joke to me like it seems for most other people. I take this seriously, and I feel like many people don't. It is a darn shame because I hate seeing people's hearts get broken. One unfortunate thing I've noticed is that it seems many women (and men) have a jaded view on dating. It seems for a lot of people that the magic is missing, and we can't allow ourselves emotioanlly get close to another. I am not looking for this. I am looking for someone that I can open my heart too, and whom will open her heart to me as well. I am looking for a deep, meaningful, and loving relationship that hopefully lasts for the rest of my life. I know she is out there, and I will find her.
With that out of the way, the person who is coaching me in dating also did a social skills workshop for one of my groups. And, wow, she did an amazing job! I felt like all the group members got something valuable out of her teaching. She is very good at teaching social skills, and if I were an autism company, I would hire her in a heartbeat. She is a college-student right now, but she really understands autism, and knows how to connect to other autistic people. She has an autistic brother, and I guess from her brother, she has gained a deep understanding of autism.
Anyway, that is just a bit of the things going on in my life right now. I thank you for reading, and may you have a most awesome day of awesomeness!