I Need My Space

Brittle, ready to shatter. When I’ve reached those moments, I have a code phrase to let my closest companions know that I’m struggling: “I’m in a bad mood.” My loved ones recognize that this actually means, “I have no idea what’s wrong. I’m overstimulated; I’m confused. I need a little space and time.” These code phrases can help others to understand my struggles with little to no explanation on my part. 

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