by Martine Stonehouse
Life has always been a challenge for me……One of the problems I had in relating to people or my peers was my intense focus on special interests and hobbies. Unless we had a mutual interest in something, it was very difficult for me to communicate. This has been a problem all of my life, the fact that I tend to go on and on about a topic, without knowing when to stop. Today I'm a lot better at catching this habit. For most of my life, my hobby of collecting licence plates is where I was intensely focused. People didn't matter to me during that time; I was more orientated to objects. It was safer but lonely.