Surviving a Literary Festival

I have been very quiet for a week now. For the last three years I have come to the Hay Literary and Arts Festival and it is always a roller-coaster week. The difference this year is that I know why.

The reasons are the usual suspects: noise overload, people overload, changing routine, uncertainty over what will happen. Oh, and smells.

For me to survive and enjoy the experience I have to be upfront about myself and my needs. Mostly this works. And that is enough. Mostly surviving is better than not trying. For me.

Published by Marilyn

Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder after fifty years in the mental health system I decided to share my experiences and consider the impact my health has had on my well-being. Being creative is the mainstay of my life and it's how I express my deepest emotions. Photography, writing, and design challenge me and help keep me rooted in the present.

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