Social awkwardness does not mean non-social. The desire to have friends and be social exists for many people with Aspergers Syndrome. Rejection, teasing and feeling out-of-place colors past social situations and a fresh start is constantly on the horizon. Mame loves the idea of having friends and a thriving social life. Each year she mounts a party for her Asperger’s group and can happily be herself.
A fresh start is embedded into our psyches. Articles about reinvention encourage us to become the “best me” or “another me”. We seek to leave the past behind and begin again. Is that really possible? Maybe enjoying those moments when we can open up our personalities without editing is what we seek.