New song – Lockdown
June 12, 2020Latest Releases0 Comments
On 23rd March, the UK went into a partial lockdown due to a coronavirus. I wrote a song about my experience of this time.
I read about what would be happening – shops closing, not being allowed to go out, home working, no socialising, etc. I knew straight away that the lockdown wasn’t really going to affect me. I don’t really go out anyway and don’t have much of a social life. I work from home.
Nothing really changed for me. I live a life of relative isolation anyway because autism has led to me feeling socially isolated. I feel anxious most of the time anyway because of my autism. Because of these challenges, I’ve had to create a highly structured life which enables me to be creative and productive when I am on my own.
I think a lot of autistic people feel the same way as I do about the lockdown and I’ve had many comments saying that people can relate to my words.
I hope one positive that comes from this lockdown situation is empathy gained by others for what it’s like to feel anxious and to be isolated. People will most likely have realised how important it is to have structure and routine as well! When it’s taken away from you because you can no longer go to work or school you realise you have to create your own, it’s really the only way to be productive…
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