About Maria

Hello & Welcome

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Thank you for visiting my blog. Here I will tell you a little about myself & my interests.

Maria Robles Series. 27 years old. United Kingdom.

I love collecting unique ornaments or anything that catches my eye. I love travelling and exploring new places. I love to research about space. I love photography and enjoy taking photographs of scenery and nature. I love being in water. I love the ocean. I love talking. I love to look at the moon & stars. I love my head being massaged. I love loud music. I love to discover new things. I love being in love. I love animals. I love the dark sky. I love laughing. I love scented candles. I love plants. I love interior design. I love to write; pen or keyboard.

After being diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and adult ADHD in 2012, I am finally starting to understand myself and why I see the world differently. I use WordPress to express how I feel and to communicate with others experiencing similar issues. From a young age I would always express myself in a written journal and keep a lot hidden. I was a lost child living in a strange world. Since I’ve discovered the world of blogging I no longer feel alone or anxious, I feel accepted and free to write openly.

Over the years I have enjoyed writing and poetry. I find it the easiest way to express how I feel, even when I’m unsure myself of the feelings. It’s something I can put my deepest emotions and thoughts in to without feeling guilty. I would love to publish my own novel in the future, but I am in no rush. I haven’t started my journey as of yet but I have faith in myself now that I can accomplish this when I am ready. If there are any writers out there who would like to share experiences or advise me along the way I’d be very grateful!

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I enjoy answering questions & discussing topics so feel free to comment at any time.

To contact me personally please email me here: mariaserieswrites@gmail.com

Love & Light

69 thoughts on “About Maria

    1. Hey!

      Wow I am very over whelmed by this! I most definitely will accept & I shall try & work out this all out & blog this post dedicated to you & the rules very shortly. Thank you 🙂

      I’m glad you find this inspiring & insightful I am trying to be more open & as expressive as I can with the Aspergers etc. Stay in touch please 🙂

      1. You are very welcome and deserving! I will most certainly stay in touch and thank you too for your follow! You should be so proud of yourself and the wonderful blog you have here – you tell it how it is and I love that 🙂

      2. I really am glad you enjoy my blog! I only try to be as honest as I can, I struggle to be open with people in the real world but find the blogging really takes a load off! Thank you for following too & please stay in touch : ) Does your daughter blog? x

  1. stopped by, seems we are on a similar path, also thinking I might write some novel or lengthy fantasy story maybe some mutated fan fiction

    1. Great, stop by anytime 🙂
      I love the idea of writing a fantasy story too but I have the ideas just no idea how to put a story together! It doesn’t come easy to me 😦
      Good luck!! 🙂

  2. How nice to read this! I am also a writer, a student of life, and a fellow Aspie child. I do my best to learn about different things because life’s too short to really limit yourself. I have several projects going on, including writing my own stories. I have a degree in literature & writing…perhaps we can help each other out some time! 😉

    Stay in touch!

    1. Thank you 🙂
      Life is very short but it can be as short as you want it to be! We have control on how fast we let life pass us 😉 If we live in the moment it doesn’t go as fast I believe 😉
      Yes that sounds good! I would love to write a novel & a kind of book about growing up with Aspergers. Only thing is I have all the ideas but I can’t piece them together very well!
      Good luck with all your projects!
      Please do stay in touch I will definitely 🙂

    1. Hi Philip,
      This is a tough one for me to help you with, it took me an hour to find out how to do it! Basically copy & paste what I’ve written if that helps but make some changes to names & answers etc..
      The picture you have to include at the top & you can put the award into your side page on the widget screen in dashboard..
      Let me know if your still stuck & we can sort it a different way..

  3. Hey Maria,

    Having found you when you left a comment on My Autistic Life, a blog that I have kept on my own experiences of autism and more specifically, Asperger’s Syndrome, since April 2010, I wanted to have a look at Lost In The Labyrinth in return and to be honest, I really like it.

    ‘Negative Much?’ really caught my eye and I love how it is written. It flows perfectly and by being so short and well constructed, it offers a great insight into your mind as your feelings flowed out.

    I’ll definitely come back and read more of your pieces, and I’d love to follow you on Twitter too if you use it?

    You can find me on @p_s_evans, or @MyAutisticLife.

    Take care, and thanks again for being so open 🙂

    Phil

    1. Hi Phil 🙂

      Thanks for commenting! I am so glad you like it! I know some of the stuff I write can be quite negative but it’s my way of expressing how I feel & feeling relieved after. It’s been amazing how I’ve met so many nice people on here that make me feel better whenever I read their posts & comments 🙂
      I always have had a weird way of writing, it’s easier for me to write it how it comes out definitely 😀 glad you like it too, thank you!
      Talking of Twitter I swore I’d never use it again but I downloaded it yesterday & made a private account so I don’t have to see anything that will annoy me hopefully! haha. I will follow you now…
      Thank you for the lovely comment! Stay in touch

      🙂

      1. Hey Maria,

        Don’t mention it!

        I wouldn’t say that your posts are negative. They are just an expression of what you believe when you write them, and is everybody not entitled to share their views on whatever they want to talk about?

        You’re not harming anybody or attacking anybody, so you’re doing fine!

        Blogging is awesome, and so is social networking.

        There are a lot of good people and even though there are some idiots too, they can easily be forgotten when you think of the good stuff!

        Twitter is something that I love because you get instant reactions, and a chance to talk to people that you admire.

        Friendships have sprung from tweeting that could never have happened anywhere else, and it has helped me to get where I am today.

        An Autistic Achievers blog that I’ll be including on my new online recruitment agency website will benefit from the thoughts of two brilliant people that I met through Twitter, and an information guide that I have put together to promote autism and the agency itself will hopefully feature recommendations from an autistic jobseeker, a local employer in Staffordshire and a prominent writer and supporter of autism.

        They were all met through sending 140-character long messages. Little gems of brilliance!

        Anyway, enough of that now.

        Thanks for the follows and for being lovely since. It’ll be a pleasure to tweet you and help you if I ever can 🙂

  4. Hi there, thanks so much for visiting my recently opened blog 🙂 Much appreciated. I liked how you said Vision of The Present had an impact on you even if you had to stop watching it. It is meant to be a no holes barred attempt to display my feelings towards Aspergers and OCD. I am very impressed by your blog, love the layout and your photographs/writings are wonderful.

    Would be great to build up a correspondence with you as you are going through similar circumstances in terms of Aspergers Syndrome. I remember what it was like when I was diagnosed, not an easy thing to go through, lots of information going through your head.

    1. Hello there!

      My pleasure 🙂 You did a good job! I find some noises very scary or weird lol it can be quite annoying really. I can be in the cinema watching a scary movie & a certain noise will make me feel terrified 😦
      It’s a good way to express yourself though very creative!

      Thank you for those kind words!! I’m glad you like it 🙂 I think the whole blogging thing has helped me a lot kind of get to grips with dealing with Aspergers. It’s nice to communicate with others too in a similar situation, I suddenly don’t feel so alone in my little world.

      That sounds great to me! You can email me if you’d like? ( m a r i a s e r i e s w r i t e s @gmail.com ) with out the gaps of course 🙂 Would be nice to share experiences too. Yeah I kind of feel lost at the moment, it’s not a nice feeling. I thought knowing why I was the way I was would help me but it’s only seemed to create more confusion and negativity in life.

      Hope to hear from you soon!

      Maria.

  5. I plan on reading more of your blog soon. I also like writing and photography. Hope we can encourage each other. My blogs are pretty primitive now, because of the time-factor. Hopefully I will update them later and send a link to them… mari

    1. Hello,

      Sorry for the late reply! Oh please take a look whenever you like & stay in touch! 😀
      Of course I’m very open & up for discussing ideas etc with others so would be fun! Keep in touch Mari!

  6. Hello and many thanks for finding the time to visit my beeseeker blog at
    http://www.beeseeker.wordpress.com.
    I am so glad that you found something that you liked; not sure whether it is me, but the feedback and likes that get left are encouraging: I guess I realise that, at the very least, somebody is finding what I am putting out there.
    Good luck with your own blog too.

    1. Hey!

      I totally agree with you! The feedback is everything! It helps guide me on this journey a lot better & it’s lovely to communicate with others.
      Thank you for passing by, please stay in touch!

    1. Oooo Sherri you are just too kind!! I have just put a nomination up today I was voted for & I have voted for you too 😀 I will put this lovely one up tomorrow or Friday, I am so grateful that I am in your thoughts. Just as you are in mine 😀
      I really love seeing your name appear here I love it 🙂 Your amazing Sherri, thank you! xxx

      1. Ahh, you are so very welcome and deserving my sweet..and thank you too so much for my nomination which I will get to asap! Guess we were both thinking of each other at the same time 🙂 Have a great day 🙂 xxx

  7. Hi! What a great blog you got! I really enjoyed your posts. My sister has high-functioning autism. My sister expresses herself but not in detailed way. So, by reading posts from people like you really helps me alot to understand how my sister would feel, think and such. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I am looking forward to see your future posts! 🙂 Good luck!

    1. Hello there! 😀

      I’m so glad you enjoy them 🙂 Ooo same as me 🙂 How old is your sister? I will be honest, I found it hard growing up. I kind of expressed myself in a journal from a young age. But now I’ve come across blogging and communicating with others in a similar boat it’s becoming a lot easier!

      I do find we are misunderstood so I’m glad you can gain some ideas of how we may feel or think etc.. Even though we all still think differently you get my drift?

      If you ever want to speak privately for some advice etc I’m happy to help! I will leave my email address for you 🙂
      Thanks for passing by! Don’t be a stranger!

      1. My sister is 19 right now. Thank you so much for sharing your stories. I appreciate it alot. I am glad to hear that you found your own way to express your way. I think for my sister, it is art. She always drew pictures and created something from clay, papers and etc.
        Thank you for being to friendly! 😀 I will drop by to your blog often! 🙂

    1. Hey Jean-Daniel,

      Thank you very much 😀 I am now following your blog too, very interesting photos you have there!

    1. Aww Anna!! Thank you!

      That’s so lovely of you to have me in your thoughts 😀 I happily accept 🙂

      xx

    1. Thank you so much sunshine13, I am so grateful! I have already been awarded this award but I am still very thankful for this 😀

    1. I most definitely will, I love it! Thank you Sherri 😀 Will try and get it done tonight or over the next few days 🙂 I will also message you soon over Facebook to fill you in 😉 x x x

      1. Ahh, you are so welcome my sweet! No hurry, I know it’s a busy time of the year to say the least!

        Yes, look forward to hearing more…you certainly look happy, happy, happy 😉 xxx

    1. They are 🙂 Well he is spending Xmas & NYE in Australia so I won’t see him until the 8th of Jan but I’m sure it will all be ok 😀

      Thank you so much for the award Anna! Hope you’re well and ready for Xmas 😀 xxx

    1. Thank you Anna for both awards! 🙂 I will post these up in the next few days, have been AWOL! Hope you are well! xxxx

  8. Thank you for being brave enough to share your story. That takes so much courage. It does. But you inspire. You do. Just by never losing hope. We all have our battles, and you are doing amazing. Never lose hope. You have inspired me. Do not think that you have not done that for someone else. Thank you. Again. I humbly bow. From one dreamer to another.

    1. Thank you for passing through! You are a star!

      I have visited your page and had to like it. Thanks for those warm words! They mean so much, especially in moments when I doubt myself. 🙂

    1. Hello! 😀

      Ahh I can not wait to accept this award, thank you! What a great idea! 😀

      Thank you so much Linda x

    1. Thank you Sherri will catch up with these awards tonight and will check the other one you mentioned on your page too 😀

      Hope you’re well 😀 xxx

  9. Its great to find your blog. I married into a family of Aspies (of course back then, I didn’t even know what that is…I just knew that we clicked from the dot.) Now, I work with Aspies, helping them fit in with the world, and Im lucky to have the background I do. I feel I need to get the word out to “normal” people which is why I include snippets in my blog – to try to introduce the idea to people. Its nice to read your posts, because every Aspie is different…

    1. Hey, so sorry for not responding sooner, have only just seen this!!!
      I know what you mean about getting the word out. I think it’s hard for “normal” people to understand autism because it’s a spectrum and even with asperger’s there’s a spectrum so it’s difficult to understand each and every autistic person.

      How do you find it living with an aspie family? My father has asperger’s too and we clash big time but have so much in common 😀 I think it’s the short fuse temper and routines that clash that make everything hard work? :/

      Thanks for following! 🙂

      Maria.

      1. We were just SO lucky. Probably circumstance. We lived on a farm and working for ourselves. We both like music, solitude and each other, so it was fairly easy to fit in. Also, my husband is only very “Aspie” sometimes. He goes through long periods of deep thinking, introspection. Also, I am extremely Aspie in some ways and not at all in others…(as you said a spectrum) and luckily we are compatible. The problem is with my daughter. We didn’t know about Aspergers and we didn’t notice she was an Aspie cos she was away at school in the UK. She didn’t fit into the boarding school thing and we didn’t know why. Then when she should have been organising her uni, she just hid in the house…missed getting into the there. Then she came back to SA and did the same thing! Luckily my son noticed and called me. Around the same time, I began studying further and came across the term…and now that’s what I do – work with people with Aspergers!!! I didn’t know the term when I wrote my book – I just knew that there are a lot of people out there who are like ‘that.’
        I have enjoyed reading all your posts so far – you must continue because it gives people an insight into how Aspies (or at least one of them) think and act. I love the differences between the way an Aspie sounds verbally and written – its great.

    1. Hey!

      Thanks so much! Glad you like 🙂 I’ve been slacking with posts lately but that will change 😀 I will check your blog out tomorrow after a good nights sleep 🙂

      Don’t be a stranger 🙂

      Maria.

  10. Hi there

    My name is Chris Wilson, and I run a blog at bublicksblog.org

    I have recently been nominated for a Liebster award by a fellow blogger, and part of the award system is to nominate up tom 11 blogs of under 1000 followers that you feel deserve greater attention and recognition.

    The details of how the wards work can be seen by clicking this link-Liebster awards- and my choice of nominees has been chosen to reflect those who are suffering from mental illnesses such as Depression, and to identify blogs that try and help those who suffer from such a condition.

    As regards my own background, well, I’m a survivor. I was a social misfit when I was younger, and still am to a certain degree. I have been through several breakdowns and one suicide attempt, and even now I have very little self worth, self respect, self interest, and only marginal confidence; yet I am still here.

    One thing I have learnt though is that such conditions need to be discussed more freely, and bridges built between sufferers and non sufferers from mental illnesses. As such I hope you accept this nomination and participate in this scheme as much as you can.

    As suffers of such conditions , we are not alone within society, so let’s help more people understand what is going on in our mind

    So these are my questions for you

    The questions below reflect my experience with mental illness, and have been prepared for others to gain an insight as regards what is involved. As such the questions have been forwarded to the other 9 nominated blogs that follow this set of questions, but please feel free to comment upon anything you read, and, of course to ask any questions that might come to mind
    1. The three words you would use to describe your blog
    2. What drove you to start your blog
    3. Do you believe there is a cure for mental illness
    4. Can mental health sufferers help others in the community to understand mental health problems
    5. Which treatment have you found most beneficial
    6. Do you think mental illness should be regarded within society as an “illness”, a “disability”, or as an “opportunity” to understand other ways of thinking
    7. Do you feel any positives can be drawn from such conditions. If so, what positives
    8. Do you feel that the gap between sufferers and non sufferers can ever be really bridged
    9. Do you have any survival or remedial tips to pass on to anyone
    10. What keeps you going when times are tough
    11. Try and complete the sentence… Tomorrow I can, Tomorrow I will…..

    1. Wow, thank you Chris!

      I truly am touched! I really appreciate the award and will be posting it up tomorrow 🙂 Haven’t been awarded in a while so what a lovely surprise! 😀

      I’m Maria, nice to meet you.

  11. I would love to write a co-authored paper with you to go on your blog. If you don’t like the idea then that’s absolutely fine with me. I would 100% respect that and have no problem with it whatsoever. My suggestion is though that you would be the main author of course (as it is your blog site) but it would discuss different psychologies that are on the spectrum. I just think that this would be at least slightly educational in the sense that you can’t just lump everyone in as the ‘same’. There are similarities and differences.

  12. Thanks Maria. I have given you plenty of reading material in the meantime. And I have plenty reading material on this blog. I read the list of dislikes that you wrote about in one of your blog articles. It reminded me of my top intolerable: conflict. I too quickly experience genuine debate as intolerable conflict… as for angry arguments they are the worst.

  13. I care about your health… and (judging by your tweets) you have had a rough last 7 – 10 days. So again, feel free to get in-touch.

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