About Me

I don’t like writing “I am” statements about myself. Maybe it’s because I’ve always felt like a work in progress, maybe it’s because I like to let information unfold in context rather than laying it all out, or maybe it’s because I always feel like I’m leaving a lot of things out. (Ok, yes, it’s all of the above, plus more.) But I started this blog primarily to write about my new understanding of myself as an autistic adult who was an autistic child but didn’t know it. That autistic child grew up, accomplished quite a lot of difficult things, but could never escape a pervasive feeling of difference and alienation. The ah-ha moment came in the fall of 2015, beginning with self-identification as autistic (likely what would have been called Asperger’s for those who make a distinction) and continuing into confirmation (and diagnosis, though I didn’t realize that right away) by a therapist very familiar with the autism spectrum. Right now that identity is taking center stage, as it really does reframe everything else about my life so far.

Here are some things I like:

  • Reading
  • Writing (fiction and essays)
  • Petting my dogs
  • Nature photography
  • Listening to podcasts
  • Crochet and other crafts
  • Programming
  • Sociology
  • Learning new things
  • Video games
  • Walking and hiking
  • Introspection
  • Living in the woods
  • Wildlife
  • Learning more about autism

If you do still want some biographical information about me, my post Letting Go of Fitting In gives a broad-brush overview of my life so far. 🙂

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4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Eclectic Autistic, your blog is currently included on our Actually Autistic Blogs List (anautismobserver.wordpress.com). Please click on the “How do you want your blog listed?” link at the top of that site to personalize your blog’s description.
    Thank you.
    Judy (An Autism Observer)

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  2. “…Maybe it’s because I’ve always felt like a work in progress, maybe it’s because I like to let information unfold in context rather than laying it all out, or maybe it’s because I always feel like I’m leaving a lot of things out. (Ok, yes, it’s all of the above, plus more.) ….”

    Except for the part about gender fluidity (I’m definitely a dude), I can relate to much in this post, in particular the part about being a “work in progress”. Heck, even that self-referential joke sounds like something I might write.

    Great post!

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