I am Annie Trevaskis: a retired UK acupuncturist, mother to four adult sons, and owner of two dogs. I joined Medium in 2020 as a reader, but began writing in 2022 as part of my healing process after discovering at the age of 60 that I am autistic.
My early posts and poems were heartfelt but could not be considered entertaining. More recently I have been writing humorous true stories and have discovered that my autism is a never-ending source of funny material. I post regularly and read, clap and comment voraciously.
I have a habit of putting my foot in it and being unemployable. I have been a grape-picker, waitress, motorcycle columnist, acupuncturist (I already said that) and dog breeder. Oh, and I also worked in a salt and soda packing factory.
Did I say dog breeder just then? Sometimes I exaggerate. My adorable Bedlington Whippet had a litter of five puppies. Once.
I love reading, learning, cleaning, and Excel spreadsheets. I wear the same outfit every day and strive to live simply and be kind to people.
I can memorise random packs of playing cards (three at a time) and complete The Times cryptic crossword daily but I once spent 6 years watering a plant before I realised it was plastic.
I love to support new Medium members so do reach out and introduce yourself via the comments button.
If you sign up for Medium through this referral link, I shall be your biggest fan and supporter. I get a small percentage of your fee and it will not cost you any more. I shall probably spend it on superior dog food.