Wow, it's been a long time since I last posted! I had just arrived at BYU-Idaho. In the past year and several months, a lot has changed. To keep this simple and not too long, I'm going to just list what all has happened.
1. I graduate with my bachelor's degree in English on April 9. I'm getting ready to leave Rexburg, and hopefully relocate to Utah for work. I'm a Professional Writer & Editor.
2. The ITP is almost in remission! I actually find out tomorrow if my platelets are back to normal. Over the past year and a half, my counts have slowly gone up - 150,000 is the normal range, and my last check showed 143,000. I'm nervous-excited to find out the results.
3. I've faithfully continued autism therapy every two weeks, and I can now detect facial expressions. Instead of being unable to understand any facial expression, after a few minutes I can tell that someone is happy or upset. I can't tell any more than that, but I can tell that much, and that in itself is a huge improvement.
4. The Gospel continues to be my greatest joy. I became a Temple worker in January and served until July. Now I'm serving for February and March. The first time I worked in the laundry. This time I'm working in Clothing.
While this blog was originally intended to focus on how I feel and how the Gospel gets me through it, that's no longer my theme in life. That theme served me very well while I needed it, but my health is much better. I rarely have panic attacks. I deal with my autism ruminating more than anything else now. I don't deal with being sick all the time because I'm not allergic to Idaho! Life is just really good right now. I'll sign off here--I would make a commitment to blog every week again, but I'm thinking maybe once a month or so. We'll see what happens.