Lesa Shusta

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Lesa Shusta

I am a work in progress. I love to read and write and study metaphysical phenomenon. I am a parent of a severely autistic child who I love dearly and will do anything for, but I admit it has taken a toll on my mental health over the years. I have come to the conclusion that working for someone else in a job that does not validate you is bad for your health physically and mentally. I have become somewhat of a risk taker. I am happiest when I am at home with my laptop, my ideas, my family in my sanctuary. I worry wayyyy too much about money, and I have a hard time accepting gifts and other people's interest in me. I am an excellent listener and a wonderful problem solver for OTHERS. I am in awe of the Law of attraction and have not learned how to perfect it yet. I have recently become fascinated with a phenomenon called quantum jumping. I believe there is more to this world than the eye can see and I have had glimpses of this from time to time. I am in love with my long time fiance, I value loyalty and commitment and working things out. I respect him for stepping up and taking my son under his wing when my son's biological father had to many other important things to do. ( dripping with sarcasm ) I have been told I am a very good imitator of certain people and I find it comes naturally once you find the one little nuance that makes them unique. I love music of all kinds, I love to sing, wish I would have stuck with an instrument. My favorite band is the Beatles with Pearl Jam running a close second. I like Harry Connick Jr, and my favorie actor is a man by the name of Pete Duel who committed suicide in 1971. I think of him often, cant get enough of watching his work and I have sort of an obsession with him. Perhaps because he is forever young, frozen in time and beautiful. I want to write and be a writer, I have a lot to share and it has always been a passion of mine. I enjoy making jewelry and recently got into coloring mandalas as a way to relax and meditate. I love Buddhas and I collect them, they make me very happy. My favorie indulgence is peanut m&ms and an ice cold can of coca cola. It is like a drug for me, and I will sacrfice breakfast lunch and dinner sometimes so that I can indulge and not feel so guilty. I have naturally curly hair that I fight with daily, I have freckles that I used to despise but have grown to love over the years. I have a lot of work to do on myself, I become depressed quite a bit and sometimes feel like life has dealt me an impossible hand. I usually find the strength to keep going, and my goal is to build my house ( so to speak ) outof rock so that it stands firm no matter what happens I can stand firm and get through it. I am getting there but not quite there yet.

Stories by Lesa Shusta

I sat back and reflected on my autistic son Zachary’s Christmas Program at school. For anyone who has ever attended a program put on by...
I remember sitting on the couch at one of the happiest and most anticipated baby showers I had ever attended. The food was hearty and delicious,...
Passions There has been a lot of controversy whether an autistic child’s obsessions are actually passions. Where do our own obsessions become...
Ask any mother of a child with autism what it is she needs to make her life easier and undoubtedly the subject of more money will probably be high on...