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Blog is in the Air

  • Posted: 12/02/2015
  • Author: Thomas Kuzma
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Hey readers, welcome back to another issue of Aspire. Boy, February has been a busy month. My goal of becoming more independent is coming along nicely. I’m the Grand Chief of the mailing systems in the ‘Store room Empire’ – just call me Darth Paper. I have been working on an expensive project that is almost finished and I will be spending Valentine’s Day in the most romantic way possible, building a computer in the heat while listening to show tunes.

Ah yes, it is that time of year, somewhere between Woolworths putting up their Easter products and when Easter finally arrives is Valentine’s Day.  It’s that time of year where people spend extravagant amounts of cash to show their true love that they love them, where sappy movies are watched and greasy skinned teenagers ferociously make out while their pimple squish together in a pussy romantic explosion. Sadly this will be yet another year where I spend my Valentine’s Day single, Valentineless. Maybe I need some advice, someone who has had experience in this field. Wait a moment, I know just the person.

Hiding away from cupid, I tried to find a more grounded approach to this romantic issue. Looking around I found out that our National Operations Director Elizabeth Gadek was celebrating her 30th anniversary this year. I asked her some questions. Enjoy.

I think there is probably no set way to a long lasting relationship – everything is up for grabs. Do what feels right for you and your partner. Every relationship will be very different to the next one, so don’t compare yourselves to others.  What works for your relationship may not work for another.

I know Valentine’s Day is coming, but to be honest I don’t celebrate it.  I do think that you should celebrate the relationship every day. You never know what tomorrow brings.

 My relationship pet peeve is seeing water in the sink. It’s a big issue. (Note to self: I will try and remember that next time I see it!).

Lastly, there has been a lot of discussion about whether there can be a perfect balance of having the perfect job and the perfect relationship. It is important to enjoy your work and life so whatever you do try and make it work for you.

I’ve noticed something about Valentine’s Day, if you look at all the cards, roses, chocolates, teddy bears and gifts you almost have to ask yourself, what’s love got to do with it?

I’ve had romantic relationships, if you tune into this blog regularly you know about the adventures I had with Jenna. I do get feelings for people and sometimes they can be VERY strong. Love however, has been hard to grasp. I mean I love my friends, they are truly wondrous, but I have been hurt so many times in relationships that it’s hard to make the connection.

So I guess you all want my true views on Valentine’s Day. I definitely agree that it’s a money making scheme that card, chocolate companies and florists use to market their things to hopeless romantics; but that can’t be all, can it? There are so many people that have depression, anxiety and or stress that sometimes need something special from “their other half”. It’s actions like those that keep the darkness away. So I believe there are goods and bads to this holiday.

I love TV shows. Sadly I can’t send them a Valentine’s Day card, because I know they won’t send anything in return, those dirty rotten scoundrels…  I was watching  one of these beloved shows last night (Parks and Recreation), and as I ate my Beef Pad See Ew I heard one of the characters mention something important to all this jibber jabber on Valentine’s Day.

 The main character said that you shouldn’t be ashamed to support what you love and you shouldn’t judge people on what they stand for; except for men’s rights activists, that’s ridiculous. I completely agree with this statement, Men’s rights activists are ludicrous and really need to understand what it means to be a woman in society today. We shouldn’t judge people on whether they celebrate a day or not, so when this Saturday comes, if you love Valentine’s Day, celebrate it in whatever way you like. If you don’t like Valentine’s Day, have a ‘you’ day, as they say in ‘Parks and Recreation’ “Treat Yo’ Self!”.

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Blog is in the Air